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    Romio Inuzuka
Voiced by: Yuki Ono

The male lead, a young man who comes from an influential family from the nation of Towa. At the beginning of the story he starts out as the leader of the 1st-year high-school students of the "Black Dog" dormitory. He's been in love with Juliet ever since they were young. After confessing and getting together with her, he makes it his mission to establish a world where he can be together with Juliet.

  • Accidental Pervert: During his Sports Festival battle with Juliet he accidentally ends grabbing her chest by mistake. Cue massive Nosebleed.
  • Accidental Proposal: After having had enough of the teasing from Leon and Char, Romio reaffirms his loyalty to Juliet by suddenly blurting out "Till death do us part!" aloud, to the amusement of the girls (and Juliet's embarassment). They all immediately assumed that Romio was making an early proposal.
  • Adorkable: Behind the towering stature, piercing eyes, and sharp teeth is an incredible dweeb who wears his heart on his sleeve. Part of his charm is how he approaches problem-solving and romance with his inherent goofiness.
  • Almost Kiss: With Kohitsuji of all people during the Beach Episode, when the latter "demonstrates" what to do during a potential romantic spot at the abandoned ligthouse. It was mere seconds before they made contact, enough for both boys to get grossed out.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Asks one to the student body during his campaign speech that stuns them.
    Ever since we were small, we saw each other as enemies. But is this really something we are doing of our own free will?
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Romio's reputation with the rest of the Black Dogs is tenuous at best, with multiple occasions where he is ostracized, due to a mixture of Accidental Pervert moments, circumstances outside of his control, and just plain bad luck. The main reason why anyone in his class still holds respect for him at all is because he's such an absolute physical powerhouse, almost on par with the prefects.
  • Battle Couple: He pulls this trope with Juliet when they fight Airu in a kendo match. Despite having to feign Teeth-Clenched Teamwork to keep up appearances that they are foes, they prove to be rather effective at fighting together and ultimately manage to score a point on Airu, although Kochou suggests that this was only possible because Airu allowed them to do so.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Shuna. He doesn't really take kindly to the idea of anyone disrespecting her and seeks to help make her time at Dahlia Academy as enjoyable as possible.
  • Book Dumb: Especially so. One strenuous and exhaustive cram session involving Hasuki and Persia reduced him to a screeching monkey with a fear of textbooks. It is shown however that he's actually an effective learner with the right tutelage and motivation, which is important because otherwise his dream of becoming a prefect would be completely impossible. Come the final examinations, he manages to achieve an impressive 5th place out of all the academy's first years.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Pre-Character Development. Judging by the fact Romio is capable of accomplishing things if he's motivated and knows what he's doing, his poor grades and lack of respect by his peers reflects just how little he cared to actually try. He starts to grow out of this once he realizes he needs to shape up if he wants to help Persia accomplish her dream.
  • Butt-Monkey: Plenty of abuse goes towards his way. It's usually hilarious and things turns out well in the end, but it's a wonder he isn't hospitalized for some of the punishment he suffers through.
  • Character Development: While he wasn't a bad person by any stretch of the imagination, his love for Persia was initially his sole motivation; he couldn't care less about Dahlia's politics, authority figures, or even his own position as head of the Black Dog freshmen. When he said he wanted to change the world, it was purely out of desire to maintain his romance. This attitude in turn has soured his relationship with most of his classmates, leaving him with a rocky starting point when he decides he wants to become a prefect. As the story progresses however, he opens his eyes to what it means to be a leader by learning to appreciate examples like Hasuki and Seiber for their hard work. He involves himself into more school activities as a result, shows more concern for his fellow students, and now pursues the unification of Dahlia Academy not just to benefit himself, but to help those who have also been hurt by the conflict between the two countries.
    • It's best shown in his election speech, which he based on his original apathy for the school and made it into a speech about deciding as individuals what they want for the school.
  • Chaste Hero: His idea of how a romantic relationship works is very idealized and innocent. The few times he gets dirty thoughts of Percia, he immediately banishes them from his mind.
  • Chick Magnet: On top of being a Nice Guy, he is rather brave and athletic, so several girls end up falling for him.
  • Class Representative: Eventually gets voted in as Head Prefect of the Black Dogs. For anyone only familiar with Romio's character in early volumes, it should come as a surprise that he takes this position very seriously.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: This is a given, considering how head-over-heels he is for Juliet. He displays an intimidating Battle Aura when he first meets Aby and the latter tries flirting with Juliet. Before the started dating even, this is the crux of his (eventually one-sided) rivalry with Scott, who does things for Juliet that Romeo wants to do.
  • Covert Pervert: As pure-minded and vanilla as he may be, Romio consistently displays overt enthusiasm every time Juliet is dressed in different outfits and cosplay.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Has developed a penchant for helping out with various things in and around the Black Dogs dorm. Teria realizes that this both helps and hinders Romio with his goals of prefecthood since it gains him more approval from his peers but also serves as a recurring distraction to his studies, respectively.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Most of his interactions with Percia leave him in an incoherent mess that goes squee.
  • Determinator: Unless there is a big change in the world he won't be able to be together with Percia without risking being expelled and possibly ending their social lives? He is still going forward full force and won't stop.
    • It's shown that when Romio is motivated to do something, he will work toward it with all his might, such as being capable of achieving fifth place overall in the finals for his year by diligently studying despite the fact he kept barely passing exams before.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper:
    • Juliet comes across Romio's Porn Stash (provided by Kohitsuji, and Romio is too sick to refuse). Her expression is unreadable, although she told him she wasn't too bothered by it. And then Romio had to blab that he only prefers Juliet's breasts note . Romio regretted those words as soon as they left his mouth.
    • Romio chases after a cat that stole his couple's picture with Juliet, only to stumble into a changing room full of girls. He actually plays it smart and explains that he's not there to peep. They would have believed him, if it weren't for the camera around his neck.
  • Easy Amnesia: Trying to rescue a stray from the river (and forgetting at he can't swim), the cat instead used his head as a springboard so it can get to shore. The result was apparently the concussion that caused his memory loss.
  • The Face: His greatest asset. Pretty much everyone who supports his and Percia's relationship does so because he convinced them it wasn't a bad idea. Usually with impassioned shonen-esque speeches and/or a swordfight.
  • Emotional Bruiser: Like his namesake, he is a great fighter with a hopelessly romantic mindset.
  • Face of a Thug: Put it this way, Romio is very intimidating and the White Cats are terrified of him (save a few upperclassmen), but he looks out for his friends and he's quite a friendly guy if you get to know him.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Obviously the foolish one in the equation opposite Airu, as a trouble-maker and underachiever. However, Romio eventually outgrows these traits.
  • Forgot I Couldn't Swim: He literally forgets it when he tried to save Juliet from a fall or when saving a stray cat from drowning.
  • Friend to All Children: He's actually popular with Black Dog kids. In chapter 1 he almost blows his cover when he saw some White Cats bullying several primary school children.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Chapter 33 reveals that he wears boxer shorts with a star pattern.
  • Guile Hero: He's not the smartest in the school by a long shot, but trying to maintain a Secret Relationship involves having expert lying skills and taking advantage of any kind of circumstances that he can get.
  • In-Series Nickname: Memezuka and Otomezukanote , both from Juliet, and Purezuka in regards to Amnesiac Romio. "Boobie-loving jackass" is briefly used after the Sports Festival.
  • Limited Social Circle: In trying to get signatures for a petition, Shuna wanted to emulate Kougi's example (getting signatures from his sister's friends) by approaching Romio's friends. The closest she got are Maru and his cronies.
  • Love Confession: The plot starts when Inuzuka confesses his feelings for Percia. In the middle of a swordfight, no less.
  • Love at First Sight: A Childhood Friend Romance it's not, but Romio and Juliet have known each other since primary school, and a flashback late in the manga implies that he's already fallen for her since then.
  • Magnetic Hero: Poor reputation with the general school populace aside, he has a knack for winning the support (or at least acknowledgement) of many key players within the academy from group leaders to prefects, many of them even being on the side of the White Cats.
  • Martial Pacifist: Pacifistic by his society's standards. He's not against fighting, or even the race war, so much as he is against the war as it is now. He likes having a reason for fighting, whereas other Dogs only fight because of tradition.
  • Mistaken for Gay: By Hasuki when she sees him giving weird looks to a boy, not knowing that the boy was a disguised Percia. This may be a Mythology Gag to the Pilot, where Percia ended up catching sight of Inuzuka in a compromising position with a male student (in an attempt to stop him from seeing the two of them together).
  • Mistaken for Pedophile:
    • There is a gag in Chapter 8 where Inuzuka pretends to be a lolicon to scare some girls from the White Cat dormitory and get some time alone with Percia. Except Percia also falls for his incredibly obvious acting.
    • A minor Running Gag in Chapter 19 has Teria getting the impression that he wants her body.
    • In Chapter 33, after getting spooked by an insect, Teria runs towards him and characteristically slips, grabbing onto his pants as she falls. This causes her to accidentally yank down his pants and expose his Goofy Print Underwear. Unfortunately, Towa's Minister of Education, who was inspecting the school at the time, chooses that very moment to walk in, and accuses Romio of flashing Teria.
    • Kougi also initially mistakes him for one due to finding Teria and Kochou relaxing in his room without their prefect armbands. They're really there because the twins often hang out with Romio when they have free time, but Teria does a bad job at explaining.
  • Memetic Molester: An in-universe example. Thanks to a combination of a certain number of incidents coupled with his close friendship with several girls, he's perceived as a casanova who likes taking advantage of girls left and right.
    Kohitsuji: (to a crowd of dozens) I've seen him force [Hasuki] onto a bed with my very own eyes!
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!:
    • Julio is introduced as a relative of Inuzuka, so when the Black Dogs swoon and want to spend time with him they think Romio is acting like an overprotective older brother figure. Of course, with Julio's secret identity, only "he" and Romio know the actual truth.
    • When Shuna finally enrolls in Dahlia, Romio gets very annoyed at the large throng of male admirers outside his room in order to check her out, and is adamant that they all stay away. Of course they decide to keep their distance since Eigo (one of the would-be admirers) recognizes her from winter break and immediately warns them about her.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, he is considered a "war criminal" for the Black Dogs because of a fluke he made in the sports festival of the past year, during the race that decided the winner. This year, however, he finally sheds that stigma, if only because of an even worse accident during the Mock Cavalry battle.
  • Nice Guy: He always looks out for his friends, will go to great lengths to make Percia happy, and is a surprisingly understanding guy given the social scenario of the school.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Unless it's Juliet, he is either completely turned off or indifferent to most scenes of fanservice, and even characters' attempts to seduce him (like Char and Leon).
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Prior to his Love Confession, he insists on being Percia's opponent every time the two factions clash. The real reason for this is because he's protecting her from the other Black Dogs.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Like when he realizes out loud that Sieber couldn't get a date to the festival.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: Happens to him twice, and both with Juliet of course. In their first kiss (even if it was only on the cheek), noone in-universe actually saw the deed, just that Romio was knocked out on the ground and having a nosebleed. To them it only looked like he was assaulted by an unseen attacker. The second time it was during their wedding, just after exchanging their vows. Romio was such a Nervous Wreck before and during the ceremony that he passed out during the liplock!
  • Secret Diary: Dude's got his own diary, complete with a "Do Not Read!" warning brazenly written on the cover. Persia can't help but comment on just how girly he can be when she finds it.
  • Secret Keeper: for Char's feelings for Percia, a secret so well-hidden that Inuzuka only discovered it literally by accident. Possibly for Sieber's obssesion with cute things as well.
  • Secret Relationship: When he and Percia are together but not alone he has to act like a colossal jerk towards her so that no one will find out that they are going out.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: Helps Aby and Somali get back together to save Juliet from Somali's affection.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He's got eyes for Persia only. This fact has been realized painfully by many people aware of the secret relationship, because it means that Romio (and Persia, for that matter) are effectively taken for good.
  • Something Else Also Rises: Juliet having a Wardrobe Malfunction (she was trying to put on Romio's spare clothes, only for her to learn that the pants to are too big and they drop down untied) right in front of him causes a burst of confetti to pop out of his head somehow. Also, the various situations Romio found himself in while Juliet was trying to take care of him causes both his blood and temperature to rise up.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: This is how his friendship with Hasuki started. He was in awe at her genius that he started following her around (whether it's in the bath, her bed, etc.) asking about study problems, not knowing how much discomfort he is giving her.
  • Stalking Is Love: His misguided desire to spend Persia's birthday with her has led him to ruin every party she's had for the past few years.
  • Stealth Mentor: He's been this for Juliet ever since they were young, pushing her into becoming (through words or even through force) the way she is in the present, all under the guise of her rival. At one point after becoming his girlfriend, Juliet has since figured out what he's done for her, and it becomes important in restoring his memories.
  • Super Drowning Skills: He cannot swim. At most he can struggle around long enough to get to shore.
  • Super Strength: He demonstrates this on several occasions, such as breaking a pillar by punching it, breaking off an entire statue and uprooting a tree. Later flashbacks reveal he's had this even when he was seven years old as he managed to toss a bench at Maru to stop him from harassing Percia. It might even run in the family considering what Shuna can do.
  • Tempting Fate: He insists to Juliet that Hasuki will sympathize if he reveals to her that he is in a Secret Relationship with Juliet. The next time she sees him, he is being chased down by a sword-waving Hasuki.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: In the anime, when Char asks Romio if he took some of Percia's pictures from Char's Stalker Shrine, he innocently whistles a few notes from "Love with You", the anime's theme song.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: He apparently borrows shoujo manga from Teria, and is slightly despondent when the lighthouse arc turns out differently from his daydreams.
  • They Do: After seven years of waiting and struggling to prove himself worthy, he finally ties the knot with Juliet.
  • Two-Timer Date: Seeing Romio determined to study so he can meet the standards of becoming a prefect, Juliet and Hasuki both arranged study dates to tutor him. Upon being found out, instead of getting angry at Romio, the two girls actually decide to team up in helping him. However, this backfires on Romio in another way: the two are such harsh teachers that, together they reduce him to a primal state!
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • The Sports Festival MC calls Romio underhanded for taunting Juliet into fighting him in the Mock Cavalry battle in spite of her injuries.
    • Juliet reminds Romio of the Black Dogs' annual tradition of ruining her past birthdays, and wonders how he is going to make it up to her for all of that.
    • Near the end of the lighthouse incident, Char assigned Romio to put out a bonfire and thus be the last to board the boat. Her reasoning was that he was the cause of all that mess anyway.
  • White Sheep: To his race. He fits in quite well on the surface, but he's known since childhood that he disagrees very strongly with certain ideals that every other Towan holds. This is also one reason he's reluctant to confess to Juliet; even if she does accept his feelings, he's just dragged her into a scandal that could ruin both their lives. Hazuki is the only person he thinks would accept him even if she knew the truth.
    Julio: Is he not normally like that?
    Black Dog girl: Normally? Inuzuka's really low-energy. He's always sulking, and he never joins the conversation.
    • This aspect of him is reflected in his voting speech where he asks the student body about the rules and by extension free will, and ends with him wanting them to decide for themselves what they want from the school.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech:
    • Romio's Love Confession to Juliet, which shows he's ready to face anything to prove his love for her.
    • Together with Juliet, the pair gives a brief one to the entire the student body after their relationship is revealed by Leon with both stating that neither of them are ashamed of falling in love with one another.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: The excuse he gives to not fight Percia seriously, before he gathered the courage to confess to her. Obviously it's a bluff, he had no problems trying to hit Char when she showed up some days later.

    Juliet Persia
Voiced by: Ai Kayano

The female lead. The daughter of a nobleman from the Principality of the West. Like Romio, she starts out as the leader of the 1st-year high-school students of the White Cat dormitory. Due to her gender and traditions of Western succession, she feels a need to prove herself to be as capable as boys and especially towards Romio whom she considers her rival. Her relationship with him soon changes after he confesses and they start dating. Together with Romio, Juliet aims to establish a world where she can be together with him.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: For all the White Cats. There was slight opposition from Aby's faction, but that group was eventually disbanded.
  • The Ace: As opposed to Inuzuka's relative lack of social standing, Persia is without a doubt a leader and a role model; she holds the top rank of her class academically, possesses great strength with the finesse to back it up, and has won the unwavering loyalty and support of most White Cats under her command.
  • Adorkable: She likes to play it cool around Romio most of the time, but you can tell she can be just as awkward around him as he is around her.
  • A-Cup Angst: She's decently endowed for her short height (Airu reveals during his inspection of the bra for Juliet from Char that she's a C-Cup), but she showed this once when she compared herself to Char.
  • A Father to His Men: Her modus operandi is reaching out to people when they're desperate, especially those on the fringes of society. Most of her supporters are people she's helped.
  • Battle Couple: She pulls this trope with Romio when they fight Airu in a kendo match. Despite having to feign Teeth-Clenched Teamwork to keep up appearances that they are foes, they prove to be rather effective at fighting together and ultimately manage to score a point on Airu, although Kochou suggests that this was only possible because Airu allowed them to do so.
  • Berserk Button: Being reminded of how Romio treated her before his Love Confession instantly riled Juliet up and made her even more determined to restore his memories.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She may have accepted Romio's Love Confession, but Juliet still has trouble trying to express it through words in earlier chapters. It is even considered a milestone for her to say "I love you!" in some of their more critical moments.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: She gets tipsy from her first time having just a sip of omiki sake.
  • Character Development: While Persia was receptive of Romio's feelings from the very first chapter, she was also quick to remind him that they must break up if their relationship is ever discovered, and frequently snapped at him for his foolishness. Her rationality was even interpreted as outright coldness when viewed from an outsider's perspective. Not only that, she was typically the passive one when it came to expressing their affections for each other. As time goes on however, it has become apparent that Juliet no longer has any intention of ever letting him go; she is now more aggressive in establishing herself as Inuzuka's lover, more likely to give in to her own passions, and more prone to taking huge risks to be together with him.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Her facade of being Romio's enemy occasionally cracks when Romio finds himself in some questionable situations with other girls. After their Secret Relationship is out, she doesn't bother hiding her jealousy anymore.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Juliet wants to befriend her underclassmate Ameria through a shared interest in music, good. Sadly, Juliet can't seem to figure out Ameria is a Cultural Rebel and thus is not interested in churchy hymns over her Rock & Roll.
  • Compressed Hair: She can conceal her Rapunzel Hair under the wig while disguised as Julio.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's tiny, easily one of the shortest amongst the entire cast, and yet she rivals Inuzuka in combat ability and can easily throw around opponents twice her size.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Romio, even after becoming sweethearts. Juliet is not as keen on showing affection, even in secret, as Romio is. Over time, she gets to know him better, and Juliet warms up to Romio so much that she can get just as emotional (and affectionate) as he is.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In a heart-to-heart with Chiwa, Julio was asked if there was someone she liked. She described Romio (without saying his name) a short-tempered lecher twice, to an eavesdropping Romio's chagrin.
  • Determinator: She wants to "change the world" so that she can be the heir of her family despite being a girl and not have to hide her relationship with Inuzuka. Either objective would be incredibly hard to achieve, and she refuses to give up on them.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: At start of the series, she was pissed off with Inuzuka for never giving his all during their fights. Because she is Oblivious to Love, she thought he didn't take her seriously. In fact, when Inuzuka saves her from Maru's ambush, she reacts by sending him a challenge letter, as having an enemy save her is an insult for a Determinator like her.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Her best friend Char is in love with her.
  • Eye Poke: Juliet anticipated that Romio would try to sneak a peek at her while she's changing, so she has a Spam Attack version of this ready as soon as he opens his eyes and makes a slight turn.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Averted. Bless her heart, she tries and she's learning, but her cooking abilities are nowhere near where she'd like them to be. Eventually, she can cook decent enough cookies...with some help.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She and Hasuki have this but they are in denial that they are friends.
  • Go-Getter Girl: She has ambitions of inheriting her father's status as head of her family's noble household, which in the Principality of the West can only be done if the heir in question is male. To that end, she devotes her entirety towards excelling at school, bringing honor to her family through various academic and athletic achievements, and generally being the best she can be in all areas. She also aims to ascend to head prefect of the White Cats, and plans to use the resulting influence the position confers to preach that cooperation between the two countries is possible, as her relationship with Romio proves.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blond hair and a big heart. She is a firm but kind leader for the White Cats but never attacks the Black Dogs without reason, and she deeply cares for her boyfriend.
  • Held Back in School: In their second year, this is the cover story she and Inuzuka cooked up to keep Julio's appearance as a middle-schooler.
  • Heroic BSoD: It happens during the Sports Festival, when Aby's sabotage injured Juliet and he turned the crowd against her. Romio's promise to her that he'll make Aby pay for what he did snaps Juliet out of it.
  • Irony:
    • Juliet is rather Literal-Minded with her mother to where she isn't able to tell her mother misses her and is only acting contrary. Yet she's able to see that Airu was giving her and Romio advice and subtle encouragement to aim for head prefect in his own indirect way while Romio doesn't.
    • Maru is the last person expected to ever associate with Juliet and vice versa, given the track record of their interactions as either herself or her Black Dog disguise. He becomes her first official Black Dog friend who isn't Romio.
  • Kissing Discretion Shot: Juliet's First Kiss on Romio was actually shown, however, she invokes the discretion part by utilizing complete darkness so that no one else present would see it. To the witnesses, all they saw was the aftermath (ie. Romio's reaction) to the kiss, where he is sprawled on the ground, catatonic and "bleeding".
  • Lady of War: Carries herself in a very composed, respectful, and elegant manner, and is one of the most skilled fighters of the White Cats.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: She pushes away her own sexual fantasies because she's a leader of the White Cats, and in her opinion leaders do not have such things.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after the Persia cat.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Thanks to a little misinformation, the Black Dogs try to get revenge on Juliet thinking she was the one who pushed Romio off a second-story window. The real culprit for that is actually Scott.
  • Nice Girl: She never takes the rivalry between the White Cats and the Black Dogs personally, tries to better not only herself but the other White Cats too, and she repeatedly shows that she can be very kind and understanding with Inuzuka.
  • Not So Dire: Romio and Char agonize over trying to figure out what seemed to be bothering Juliet, and they assumed it was because of yet another Accidental Pervert moment Romio had in the previous chapter (a tale that was spread like wildfire by Kohitsuji). It wasn't about that at all; in fact, Romio only dug himself deeper when he tried explaining the accident, since Juliet never even heard about the rumor. The real reason why Juliet was down? A pimple on her forehead. Both Char and Romio were stunned by how trivial it was.
  • Onee-sama: For the little girls in grade school of the "White Cat House" dormitory.
  • Phrase Catcher: Julio only appeared once in the series' second half, yet in that one appearance he keeps getting sympathy because of having to repeat a grade.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Her physical prowess is relatively understated compared to Inuzuka's, but it does nothing to hide that she's quite the monster herself - the first chapter alone has her tearing a bath towel in two like it was tissue paper. However, Airu has noted that her short stature does hinder her reach when attacking.
  • Resolved Noodle Incident: In the first chapter, she is distraught that Romeo specifically saw her being victimized. Ten volumes later, a flashback explains why she felt that way (aside from Romeo having needled her for years).
  • Sentimental Drunk: She snuggles up to Romio's chest, purring his name.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: Maru angrily swings a fist at Persia after learning her and Inuzuka's secret, calling her out for her deception. Once again Juliet catches his arm and motions towards flipping him onto his back...only to stop mid-way. She couldn't bring herself to follow through because she sincerely believed she could be friends with him, regretted that the "Julio" disguise rendered it all for naught, and thus willingly submits herself to comeuppance for breaking his trust. Instead, she wins him over.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: There's a very obvious reason why Juliet, in spite of being the Sports Fest MVP and believing in the "spell" surrounding it note  that she ducked out of the celebration party. The same reason Juliet declined to participate in the Mr. & Ms. Dahlia beauty pageant: she only wants one person to see her at her best. Hilariously, that one apparently flew over Romio's head.
  • Standing Between the Enemies: After Leon provokes both dorms into fighting each other, she attempts to invoke this trope by running in between the head prefects. It's subverted, however, as that act causes Romio to pull a Diving Save to keep her from being brutalized by them, setting up the perfect opportunity for Leon to expose their secret relationship to the entire school.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Tends to be more serious and composed than Inuzuka when they interact and do couple things, but she also has a warm side that she shows him to demonstrate that she is truly happy with their relationship.
  • Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: She becomes disproportionately upset when she can't reach out to the adolescent Ameria.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: Her "Julio" persona is very popular with both girls and boys of the Black Dogs dormitory. Inuzuka was not amused.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: with Hasuki in order to restore Romio's memories. They aren't the best of friends yet, and they resort to bickering every time. The only reason they push through is they're doing it for Romio's sake.
  • Tranquil Fury: even after all the training Juliet helped Romio with during the remedial camp, he still lost to Airu. When Airu speaks badly of Romio because of the defeat and Juliet learns Romio only lost because he hid a shoulder injury, she bravely challenged Airu to a duel without losing composure.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Juliet's father is rather distant towards her and because of this she badly seeks his approval.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: The appearance she exudes while leading the White Cats. She lets her guard down around her closest friends and Inuzuka, revealing she is really just a normal girl.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Together with Romio, the pair gives a brief one to the entire the student body after their relationship is revealed by Leon with both stating that neither of them are ashamed of falling in love with one another.t
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Admonishes her fellow White Cats for stooping so low as to hit children, even if they are Back Dogs.

Dahlia Academy

Black Dogs

The Dahlia Academy dormitory that houses students from the nation of Towa. Students from this dorm are rowdy and rough by nature, but have a strong sense of camaraderie with one another as well.
    In General 
  • Animal Theme Naming: Most of them have a dog-related name or last name.
  • Book Dumb: Seems to be a chronic problem for them, at least among those from the first year. When they are doing a study session for mid-term tests, most of the dormitory falls asleep in seconds. With that being said, Those Two Guys are the only recurring characters from this dorm who are portrayed as also being dumb outside of academic matters.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: In Towa, power is concentrated in the government and families, so 'branch houses' tend to be power-hungry backstabbers or glorified servants. This contributes to Airu and Shuna's issues.
  • Fatal Flaw: Towans can be intelligent, but they rarely take the time to think ideas through. This impulsivity has led to - among other disasters - Hasuki nearly killing her best friend, Maru/Shuna/Airu going Knight Templar over mere misunderstandings, Kochou not realizing that her taunts are alienating people, Leon allowing her rage and hatred of the West to overcome her morality...
  • Meaningful Name: Towa's name is this when one breaks down the meaning of the Japanese kanji (東和国) that comprise it. Higashi (東), whose on-reading is , means "east", referring to the fact that the country is the easterly one of the two. Wa (和) means "harmony", but it is also a way to write "Yamato", both an ancient name for Japan and an old name for Honshu, Japan's main island, thus referencing Towa's Japanese basis. In all, Towa's name essentially translates to the "nation of eastern harmony".
  • Pretext for War: Implied. The war started over which country got to control Dahlia Island, which is- although a nice place- tiny compared to the territory both sides already had. However, every conflict on-screen has been sparked not by Dahlia, but the fact that Towan and Western personalities are incompatible and have always been.
  • Recurring Extra: Rabumi and Akita, a couple that unknowingly sets an example that Romio and/or Juliet try to emulate.
  • Secret Keeper: Invoked, there are far more Black Dogs that are aware of Romio & Juliet's secret relationship and are supportive over White Cats.
  • Seppuku: Apparently still practiced in spite of the modern setting, as seen when Hasuki tries to have Romio go through with it after he reveals his relationship with Juliet to her.

     Hasuki Komai
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

The most popular student of the Black Dog dormitory and a childhood friend of Romio. Hasuki harbors feelings of romantic love for Romio, but his relationship with Juliet has resulted in those feelings being unrequited. Despite this, she maintains a close friendship with Romio and even helps him and Juliet out, albeit reluctantly, in keeping their relationship a secret from their fellow students.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: For the Black Dogs. She is quite popular with both boys and girls, and even Maru doesn't treat her like trash like he does almost everyone else.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: After having her heart broken, she gets drunk and challenges Percia to race her up a mountain the next morning. (She also bets her friendship with their shared crush on the outcome.) Because of the setting's unrealism and the intervention/near-death of Inuzuka, this doesn't end as badly as it could have, though it is still considered an incredibly dumb idea in-universe.
  • Broken Pedestal: One of the reasons she gets so angry when Romio reveals his Secret Relationship to her. It means he's been lying to her and their friends, and broke the rules they all agreed to follow. And he's supposed to lead the young Dogs, which makes it even worse.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She sat on her feelings for several years too long, and could only blame herself for not declaring her love first before Inuzuka worked up the nerve to do the same for Persia. She refuses to let it keep her down, but it has formed a crack in what used to be a perpetually sunny demeanor.
  • Childhood Friends: She has been Inuzuka's friend since they were small.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: A downplayed example. She forgives Romio eventually for dating "the enemy", but still tries to place limits on his relationship with Persia.
  • D-Cup Distress: The equally busty Char calls her the "Fanged Titty-Monster".they
  • The Dreaded: Her Drill Sergeant Nasty persona causes all the usually-rowdy Black Dog freshmen into obedient masses.
  • Everyone Can See It: According to Maru, the Black Dogs are well aware of her feelings for Inuzuka.
  • Expy: She is essentially a Gender-Flipped Composite Character of Mercutio and Benvolio. She is the nicest and most rational member of the house equivalent of the Montague, but she also loves fighting against the rival house. And of course, she is Romio's closest friend. Her having an unrequited crush on Romio may be a reference to how some adaptations portray Mercutio as a gay man in love with Romio.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She and Juliet have this but they are in denial that they are friends.
  • Girl Posse: A heroic example with Nia and Shizuka, her friends.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Inverted. When she wants to be taken seriously, she puts her glasses on. This applies equally to study sessions and ritualized slaughter of traitors.
  • Goal in Life: Hasuki comes to realize during the class trip to the West that she does not, in fact, have one, and has spent all her time chasing after Inuzuka in some way. After meeting Juliet's mother, though, she aspires to become an actress like her.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Wants to have a Childhood Friend Romance with Inuzuka, who only has eyes for Percia.
  • Hot Teacher: She resembles one during the cram sessions she runs for other Dogs.
  • Intelligence = Isolation: Flashbacks to her childhood show her quietly studying alone, isolated from the rest of the class. Seeing how most Black Dogs are loud, rowdy, and generally Book Dumb, it's easy to see why she had trouble blending in.
  • In Vino Veritas: "SHUT UP! HAJUKI'S PISHED! (hic)"
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She's one of the Secret Keepers for Romio & Juliet but has not been told that "Julio" is Juliet for some odd reason.
  • Love Hurts: Getting heartbroken by the truth and understanding that Romio genuinely loves Persia won't be the last time Hasuki breaks into tears over the subject. Although she has now settled for seeing Inuzuka's relationship to its conclusion with a smile, a visit by her little brother reveals that she's become slightly more despondent in private.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She tries to distract Romeo when he's sulking, but rarely succeeds. He appreciates the effort, though.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is a pun for husky, a dog breed noted for its energy and intelligence.
  • Number Two: To Romeo, before plot development. He primarily fights alongside her, and tells her stuff he doesn't tell his own family. Hasuki gradually becomes more comfortable with leadership, though, even running for prefect.
  • Not So Different: Much like the dynamic Romio shares with Char, Hasuki has more in common with Juliet than neither girls would care to admit. Both of them are the caring, academically successful leaders of their respective houses' first-years, and would go to any lengths to make Romio happy.
  • Secret Keeper: The only member of the Black Dogs who knows about Romio and Juliet's relationship. Right up until chapter 85.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: When she is teaching the other Black Dogs, in her position as the student with the best grades in the dormitory, she puts on a pair of glasses. In the flashbacks to her childhood she is always using glasses, so it's likely that she does need them and uses contact lens in her daily life.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name has been translated as "Hazuki", although it’s actually read as "Hasuki" according to the furigana in Japanese.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: with Juliet in order to restore Romio's memories. They aren't the best of friends yet, and they resort to bickering every time. The only reason they push through is they're doing it for Romio's sake.
  • Third-Person Person: She occasionally refers to herself this way.
  • Too Much Information: In trying to restore Romio's memories, when Hasuki suggested that Juliet reenact an "intense" memory, the latter has a flashback to her First Kiss. Hasuki misinterprets the ensuing High-Pressure Emotion that Romio and Juliet may have gone "all the way", and pleads Juliet not to reveal the full details.
  • Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: She fears that Percia is just using Romio, and/or that he isn't 'a real Dog' anymore. Once she gets to know Percia better, this fear fades.
  • Undying Loyalty: Because she owes Romio so much what he has done for her, she will always have his back. It naturally wavered quite a bit due to a broken heart when he first breaks the news to her, but afterwards she still chooses to remain by his side as a staunch supporter.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Maru of all people asked Hasuki if Romio really deserved her attention. Hasuki replies with a pretty decent reason.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard: She works at least three jobs during the school festival, and still somehow has the energy afterwards to dress in full yukata and strongarm others into joining the celebration.
  • You Are in Command Now: Following Inuzuka's demotion, she becomes the new leader of the Dog first-years. For a while, at least. After Romio, with Juliet's help, manages to score a point against Airu in kendo (something that's never happened before), Hasuki happily relinquishes her leadership position to him, saying he's the best fit to lead them.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Her morality drops sharply when she's been drinking.

     Chizuru Maru
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

A student who butts heads with Romio just as often as he does with the White Cats.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Develops a very strong interest in Julio (Juliet disguised as a boy). What makes it hard to confirm his true orientation is that he starts suspecting that Julio is actually a girl in their first meeting, but doesn't get to confirm it. But the uncertainty doesn't stop him from following the boy around or getting pumped up after receiving incentive from him.
    • Averted, He still has a strong attraction to her after confirming that she was a girl, so he is probably straight after all.
  • Amusing Injuries:
    • In the first chapter/episode, Percia sends Inuzuka a letter via an arrow. By sheer bad luck the arrow hits Maru in the head, but both Inuzuka and the following chapters ignore how the guy was bleeding heavily because of it.
    • When his attempt to cheat during the orienteering race instantly bites Maru in the rear end, Juliet uses him as a springboard to get to the other side of a bridge. He lands on the river, only to be also stomped on by Romio immediately afterwards. Maru was left facedown in the waters for the remainder of the race.
    • As a child Romio threw a large bench at Maru to save Juliet, and it only left him unconscious.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He is the first to defy Leon when she exposes Romio & Juliet and begins rallying the entire academy against her using his friendship with "Julio" as his motivation, surprising students and fans alike.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: A chronic trickster along with his two partners-in-crime, bordering on Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat levels. On most occasions it falls flat on his face, save for one memorable instant when he gives the Aby faction a taste of their own medicine.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Ambushes Percia three-on-one after she finishes training and uses pepper spray when she gets distracted. In his own words, all's fair in a nation's proxy war.t
  • Corner of Woe:
    • Goes sulking at one point because he thought he finally has Julio to himself, onlt for a lot of other Black Dogs to get in the way.
    • Happens again during the Field Trip when Juliet angrily shuts him up after he tried to scare (an already jittery) Romio with what he thought might be how Juliet's father would treat him. The others point out that Maru brought this upon himself.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He may be a lot of things, but a Manipulative Bastard isn't one of them. He enters an especially ugly fight against Inuzuka without conceding like normal because he thought the guy was taking advantage of a young girl's feelings, forcing her to appeal to his fetishes by crossdressing. Even after the misunderstanding clears up, he still expresses disgust towards Inuzuka for being a supposed two-timer.
    • He stops pursuing Julio once unmasked as Juliet, because as Those Two Guys put it, she is already "taken" either way. But, as much as Maru would try to deny it, his soft spot for her still remains.
  • Ear Ache: Char pulled on his padlock/earring, dragging him and his cronies to Teria and Kochou to keep both groups from potentially catching Romio and Juliet in one of their rendezvous.
  • Enemy Mine: Maru is in no way willing to help Inuzuka in the Cavalry battle, until they hear Julio shouting encouragement from the sidelines. That was enough to get Maru and Inuzuka on the same page and obliterate the competition.
  • Expy: In spite of being in the same house as Romio, he is the closest thing the series has to an equivalent of Tybalt: He is Hot-Blooded, takes the rivalry between the houses even more seriously than the others, and is constantly picking fights with Romio. His friendship with Juliet mirrors the fact Tybalt was Juliet's cousin, and Tybalt was said to have been kind to Juliet.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: A notable physical characteristic he possesses is a normal-sized functional lock dangling off one ear.
  • Friendship Moment: In Chapter 87. Having learned the true nature of "Julio" and her relationship with Romio, he attacks the two and calls Juliet out in particular for playing on his feelings. She attempts to defend herself, but ultimately couldn't go through with it out of regret for betraying Maru's trust. This is enough for Maru to snap out of his rage, punch his own face in penance, and shock everyone - including himself - by becoming the first to stand by the couple post-Reveal.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: For Romio's close relationship with Julio. Even after the latter finally gets unmasked he is still envious of the two, although he seems to have finally grown out of it by the Distant Finale.
  • Guyliner: Wears black eyeliner and nail polish for an appropriately vicious visage.
  • Hot-Blooded: Always eager to start a fight and very easy to irritate.
  • Irony: The one person who hates both Romio and Juliet more than anything is the same person that leads to them being voted into the head prefect positions after their relationship is outed.
  • Love at First Punch: Becomes infatuated with Percia (disguised as Julio) after she beats him with ease.
  • No Social Skills: He perceives himself as a lot less scary than he actually is, so he doesn't understand why people get scared when he smiles at them or tries to initiate a conversation.
  • Not So Different: As his later interactions with "Julio" shows, Maru is just as hopelessly romantic as Romio; all of his attempts at capturing her attention have been hilariously awkward, and his desperation to get some alone-time with her in Chapter 84 mirrors Inuzuka's own troubles during his first date.
  • Odd Friendship: Funnily enough, he is the first Black Dog besides Romio that Juliet manages to officially declare her friend, even if she was in disguise at the time. Considering that he went at her with a boxcutter knife in the very first chapter, it can be considered quite the feat on her part. Even better, this friendship still holds after Leon spills the beans on Romio and Juliet's relationship.
  • Papa Wolf: He leaps in to defend Julio with far more strength then he usually uses when he thinks Inuzuka is using the lil' girl.
  • The Rival: They're from the same faction, but nevertheless he is constantly at odds with Romio.
  • Secret Keeper: Is aware "Julio" is actually a girl pretending to be a young boy, but agrees to keep her secret between them. However, he is NOT aware that "Julio" is actually Juliet. Until chapter 86.
  • Spanner in the Works: Leon successfully managed to turn nearly the entire school against Romio and Juliet during the election, having them question the two's ulterior motives after their relationship was revealed. Maru would have just been yet another student betrayed by the deception...but instead, he declared himself an ally and cast his vote for Romio in spite of everything: The one person who hates both Inuzuka and Percia more than anyone else has given them his full support, opening the way for others to declare the same.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: This is why he keeps a strained relationship with Those Two Guys: they can barely help him achieve his ends because they can sometimes be so simple-minded.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: "Julio" is the only person who can draw out any semblance of decency out of him. It confuses both himself and his peers, which is why he goes to such lengths to become closer to "him".
  • Token Evil Teammate: The downright nastiest guy of all the Black Dogs in Inuzuka's class, maybe even the entire school until Leon comes around. He's a prick and a cheater, yet can be surprisingly reliable due to being almost as strong as Romio in a fight.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Enforced. If Maru wants to spend time with Julio, he and Romio have to get along with each other.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: A mutual case. Purezuka believes he and Maru are friends, while Maru gets caught off-guard and abandons his initial plan to take advantage of the situation, shocking everyone present.
  • When He Smiles: Has a genuinely decent, non-malicious one when Julio accepts his offer of friendship.

     Leon Inugami 
An acquaintance of Romio and Hasuki who temporarily dropped out of Dahlia Academy due to an injury but returns during her second year of highschool. She has a teasing personality that she loves to direct at Romio. She's also quite ruthless and harbors a strong dislike towards Westerners.
  • All for Nothing: Leon does some downright horrible acts going as far as to drug the faculty, nearly stab Sieber's eye out to get the head prefects to fight and expose Romio & Juliet, all to become head Prefect. In the end though, Maru's action of standing up for the couple begins a chain effect in the people the couple has helped convincing the entire school to decide for themselves and vote against her. All the while Leon is exposed as a petty bigot to not just the students, but the entire academy.
  • Blood Knight: She is absolutely ruthless in a fight, preferring sneak attacks and underhanded maneuvers. She's so bloodthirsty that other students are put off by her; even Char, someone who enjoys abusing her power, believes she takes things way too far.
    • Since her introduction, she has 1) nearly gouged out Scott's eye with her heels, 2) Organized multiple racial riots, 3) drugged most of the facility members and locked them in a room 4) nearly hit Seiber in the eye with the sharp point of a pen, and promises far worse to come.
  • Character Development: Dear God where to begin, she starts out as essentially a mini-Hitler to a likable young girl trying to find her place in life. To be fair, a LOT had happen between those two moments. Thankfully, she's become a better person.
  • Cool Big Sis: Is this toward her younger cousins. Unfortunately, though they don't agree with what she's doing, they aren't able to convince her to stop her revenge and are left in tears knowing what she's becoming.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her mother being forcefully taken away from Touwa and being forced to marry a duke by her grandmother is what caused Leon to become the person she currently is, as it soured her to the idea that there could ever be true peace between the West and Touwa.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Leon is not a forgiving young lady if you're a Westerner.
    • Discovers Romio & Juliet's Secret Relationship and causes the series to take a narrative shift in revenge.
  • Dropping the Bombshell: Responsible for revealing Romio & Juliet's secret relationship to the entire school so she can get rid of them to make herself Prefect.
  • Eye Scream: Seems to be fond of trying to gouge out people's eyes. Yes, that's not a typo, Leon has literally tried to poke eyes out twice (unsuccessfully thankfully)!
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She genuinely believes that Romeo will meekly follow her if she offers him protection from the bullies she sicced on him and Juliet. Unfortunately for her, Romeo has never betrayed people he loves, and he's not about to start now.
  • Fantastic Racism: Racial tension is common in the series, but Leon brings it to a whole new level by announcing to the entire school that she wants to start a genocidal war that will erase the West. Needless to say, even other bigots think she's a special case. This actually costs her dearly, as in Chapter 88, some of the other characters vote for Romio and Juliet (and thus against her) in the prefectoral elections simply out of sheer disgust for what she has done, and eventually leads to the student body doing the same.
  • Fatal Flaw: Wrath. Leon's actions are driven by the fact no one did anything to stop her mother from being taken away. However, by fixating on only her anger, she decides the only way to solve the problem is completely destroying the West and vehemently denies they could ever get along. Not to mention letting herself get blinded by rage over what happened made her overlook the actual problems that caused the event, and even Romio notes that her methods would not make her happy in the end.
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: Leon wants the White Cats gone. From the island, if not the whole world. Even other bigots consider her fanatical.
  • Foil: She's one to many of the characters.
    • Both Hasuki and Char are aware of the Secret Relationship and, despite having their grievances, agreed to stay out of the couple's way and not interfere while Leon instead exposes the couple to the entire school. Further, Hasuki and Char have romantic feelings toward Romio & Juliet similar to Leon who has feelings for Romio; but while Hasuki & Char have made peace that the two love each other instead and even befriended the other (in their own weird way), Leon instead is actively working to get rid of Juliet. Also, Hasuki and Char are able to accept the relationship partly because they care for the happiness of the one they love above all else while Leon is shown she doesn't care about how much it would devastate Romio to have him forcibly separated from Juliet to expose them.
    • She's also one to Romio. Both are aiming toward the head prefect position for reasons involving changing their world. However, Romio is hoping to create a world where Towa and West can coexist peacefully while Leon simply wants West destroyed entirely. Also, they are motivated by love (though different types) that influenced them. But Romio's love for Juliet motivated him to becoming a better person than he was at the start and the world he wants to build is not just for his and Juliet's sake, but for others impacted by the countries' conflict. Meanwhile, Leon's love for her Western mother causes her rage against her being taken away to twist her in wanting West destroyed for her own selfish revenge, and ultimately uses others to reach that goal.
    • Also to Juliet, the two look very similar down to the short height. However, Juliet keeps up a strict persona but is actually very sweet deep down, while Leon keeps up a sweet act only to reveal she's very cold and vicious deep down. Also, both have feelings for Romio but as Juliet cares about him so much she was willing to break up with him when she saw how much pain Airu put him through, Leon does not care about Romio's feelings and tries to impose her will on him, which makes him uncomfortable around her.
    • As for Maru, both are noted as extremists that despise West and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty to express it. In contrast, Maru is very vocal and open that he's a nasty person (and just about everyone knows this) while Leon's less savory traits are hidden behind a sweet facade and the rest hidden well from public knowledge until the reveal. Also, Maru actually values those his considers his friends over even his hatred of West, to where he supports the couple while Leon's focusing on her vengeance has caused her to forget anything else she valued.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her biracial family was torn apart by the West, so her actions against them are an outcry against her pain. But the actions she takes to do so end up making her not any better than the person she was taking revenge against.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Leon starts the series as a new character with a serious dislike for the West and an obvious rival to Juliet even looking similar to her; no biggy the series had characters like her before that have been won over heck even Airu has been won over, this petite tease can't be that bad right? Wrong, Leon becomes essentially the first proper villain of the series performing acts of violence and racism not seen previously.
    • Leon is the poster girl for this trope as a real life example. She is extremely racist and violent declaring a desire for genocide, war, and extinction; but all students write her off as "a little weird". She's essentially a young Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin; giving all the warning signs of her future horrifying actions but no one is taking notice of what this "nobody" is becoming.
  • The Gadfly: She is amused by Romio threatening to mug her for the chapter's MacGuffin, and even takes the opportunity to flirt with him (and Romio notes she's always been like this toward him). While she's implied to do this because she has interest in him, this trait is why Romio avoided her when he could in the past and thus do the exact opposite of her intentions.
  • Graceful Loser: After the student body shut down Leon's slander campaign and stand by Romio and Juliet, she humbly accepts defeat and surrenders to the teachers for punishment.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Come chapter 91, she fills in the last vacant position on the student council with the intent of righting her wrongs and atoning for her actions. Though nobody buys it at first, it turns out that she is being completely sincere.
  • Heel Realization: One of the deciding factors of taking the vacant prefect position is realizing that she indirectly hurt her younger cousins through her obsessive revenge.
  • Hypocrite: She's the only confirmed biracial character in the franchise, but she will not tolerate the West and Towa coming together at all, to the point of sabotaging any diplomatic attempts.
    • Leon had her maternal grandmother forcibly take her mother away in front of her to her horror. She then tries to do the same with Romio and Juliet by exposing their relationship in hopes of getting rid of the latter. Not to mention Leon also ignores the fact Touwa's hatred of West is one factor that lead to the event happening to begin with.
    • When people begin to voice their support for the couple by voting for them thanks to Maru and the student body even begins to have second doubts, Leon accuses the couple of only working toward a goal of having them get along with each other for their own selfish reasons. Despite the fact Leon is the one using other people to achieve her goal of destroying West for her own selfish revenge. Somali of all people even counters this argument.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Leon wants Romio because she desires his abilities and leadership to further her goal. So she displays her Tranquil Fury when she discovers the Secret Relationship by exposing Romio & Juliet so they can be torn apart from one another solely because, if Romio won't love her, she won't let him be with anyone. Luckily, it didn't work as planned.
  • Important Haircut: She cuts her hair short after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Irony: She wanted the prefect position more than anything, all for the sole purpose of eliminating the White Cats. To get there, she was perfectly willing to use whatever shady and underhanded methods she could think of, and used the hatred between the two dorms to get support from both sides. When she finally does get the seat, the dorms are more-or-less united, she had already been exposed for the radical she is, and she had lost the trust of the student body. In the end, what convinced them to let her become a prefect was her atonement speech, the first thing (besides hating the White Cats) she'd ever been completely sincere about.
  • Knight of Cerebus: If you can believe it, she puts Airu to shame! In her short screentime since her introduction, she has taken the series into a MUCH darker tone.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Her looks screams a upper class girl complete with gloves.
  • Missing Mom: Her Western mother was forcibly taken away by her mother's family, in front of both Leon and her father, so she could be married to a duke to increase her family's social standing.
  • Morality Pet: she only shows her soft side to her two little cousins/adopted siblings.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: She has a Western first name and a Touwan last name. Justified, as she is biracial.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Invoked, she hasn't tried murder yet, but Leon exposed Romio & Juliet's relationship not only to bump them out of the Prefect voting, but because she wants to get rid of Juliet and have Romio for herself.
  • Nerves of Steel: Calmly declares in front of the Cat faction that she wants war with them.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Her plan to expose Romio and Juliet's relationship hoping to rid them from the prefect voting backfires on her because 1) Maru's interference and 2) both Romio and Juliet having many allies willing to voice their support convinces the student body that their goal isn't an impossible one to vote for the couple instead.
  • Odd Friendship: Post-Heel–Face Turn, she manages to get along with Char. They both like to cause trouble for Romio for laughs.
  • Odd Name Out: While her last name fits the animal-based theme naming of the Touwans, her first name Leon means 'lion', a cat. Because she's biracial.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Leon is exposed as this when Maru stands up to her. She's basically a child who's never been told "No" and reacts predictably.
  • Redemption Rejection: She initially turns down Romio's offer to make up for everything she did during the Prefect Elections. It was Kai (Leon's younger brother) telling her that Romio's goal was to change the world for everyone's sake, including Leon's, that convinced her to take up Romio's offer in the end.
  • Red-Headed Stepchild: She inherited her mother's red hair. Her heritage has left her with tremendous emotional pain and isolation, so she dyes it black.
  • Sliding Down The Slippery Slope: After her spoiler laced actions are exposed and called out on; almost all of Dhalia Academy, White Cats, her fellows Black Dogs, and even faculty, thinks she's this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Leon or Reonn, depending on the translator.
  • The Tease: post-Heel–Face Turn, she likes to flirt with Romio just to get a rise out of him and Juliet.
  • This Cannot Be!: She fully expected Romio & Juliet to turn on each other or the academy to turn on them. When they instead embrace their love and appear to be winning the academy's favor, Leon isn't too happy with the results and starts demanding for exile, expulsion, and every other sort of punishment she has no ability or jurisdiction to dictate. More so when people both from Black Dogs and White Cats express their support.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She fears no one, though pretty much everyone is twice her size.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The Europia goons looking for Bamy exploited the fact that Leon was also looking for her (and that Bamy would never resist the chance to be reunited with her daughter again), tailing Leon until she finds Bamy, to Leon's horror.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Leon is NOT pleased when Chizuru thwarts her plan exposing Romio & Juliet and people actually voicing their support for them causing her to begin to crack. When it's basically confirmed she's lost, her calm cool front completely shatters.
  • Walking Spoiler: If you haven't guessed it with all the spoiler tags on her section, it's pretty much impossible to bring up Leon without talking about the tone shifting actions she masterminded.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her goal is logical, in a way, (she doesn't want other mixed-race children to be born and suffer like her), but rage has twisted her so that she takes the absolute most violent path to achieving it (reigniting war and stoking racial hatred). In comparison, the heroes want to stablilize the existing peace so that interracial families cannot be torn apart like Leon's was. Romio even comments how Leon's goal wouldn't make her happy in the end since it does nothing to solve her emotional issues of being biracial and also ensures she would never see her mother again, and swears to take the prefect position before Leon can destroy herself.
  • With Us or Against Us: Her reveal of the Secret Relationship was an incredible coup-de-grace, but even that doesn't make Leon happy. All she can think about is the fact that a tiny amount of people disagreed with her.
  • Yandere: Part of her anger at Romio and Juliet comes from the fact that she feels Juliet stole him from her.
  • You Are What You Hate: She is half Western, and goes to great lengths to keep that a secret.
    • She despises her maternal grandmother for coldly ripping her mother from her life which destroyed her biracial family. Now she's doing all she can to destroy Romio & Juliet's relationship for even more ruthless & petty reasons.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Invoked in one of her teasing moments, where she fashioned herself as Romio's "mistress", just to annoy Romio and fluster Juliet.

    Teria Wang
Voiced by: Yui Ogura

A prefect of the Black Dogs alongside her twin sister Kochou. Known as the "Engineering Expert".

  • Anime Chinese Girl: Both her and her sister’s surname Wang is a very common among Chinese people and their uniforms are based on the Qipao. Teria takes it further by having Odango Hair.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is occasionally this due to her immense clumsiness.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Her character as a Shrinking Violet means that she cannot be forward with Romio about her feelings for him.
  • The Chains of Commanding: She considers pursuing her feelings for Inuzuka, but decides that she prefers to continue working to be a capable leader.
  • Cleavage Window: Her uniform contains one of these. An omake at the end of Chapter 13 reveals that Kochou forced her to have one as a way to show off her larger chest.
  • Child Prodigy: Hasuki calls her the "Engineering Expert". On top of being a Grade Skipper, she is also a prefect of the school.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She brings a bag of mechanical tools everywhere she goes, even on dates.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She is incredibly klutzy and accident-prone, with such incidents causing a fair share of trouble for the characters. However, some students have found this trait of hers to be endearing.
  • Grade Skipper: Teria and her sister are both 14 years old and are already in their second year of high school.
  • Love Hurts: Teria has a crush on Romio and her sister won't let her forget it, but she feels such feelings are inappropriate between "Master & Servant", "Upperclassman & Junior", and a myriad of other reasons she comes up with.
    • The look on her face when Leon exposes Romio & Juliet is absolutely heartbreaking.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name refers to Terrier.
  • The Mentor: Is this for Romio, the apparent candidate to eventually succeed her as a prefect. Though at times, he's the one mentoring her.
  • Not So Different: To Inuzuka, being younger siblings stuck in the shadows of their more talented older siblings.
  • Not So Dire: Teria told Romio she's leaving Dahla, which shocks him until she clarifies that it was only for a few months.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Before she and her fellow prefects officially step down and she goes on a three month long trip abroad, Teria wants to prove to Romio that she can take care of herself by trying to act more mature and independent than she can handle. Her attempts fail hilariously and end up freaking Romio out instead.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: She is a total Shrinking Violet, while her older twin sister is confident and has a sarcastic side.
  • Precocious Crush: Develops one towards Inuzuka, though this is a Downplayed Trope because the difference in age between them isn't that big.
  • Put on a Bus: While all the senior prefects are Out of Focus in the last few arcs, Teria explicitly leaves Dahlia Academy for Touwa University, if only for a few months.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She is determined to help Dahlia's students however she can, even though she has to come out of her shell to do so. That's why Romio is proud of being her "servant".
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Should be obvious, given how much of a Shrinking Violet she is. She gets very uncomfortable whenever she has to wear a Fanservice outfit, or even just clothes meant to draw attention to her. An omake at the end of Chapter 13 reveals that the Cleavage Window on her uniform was Kochou's idea, much to her embarrassment.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is very shy and quiet.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Because of her crush, she perceives the events of Chapter 39 to be much closer to a trashy shojo manga than they actually are.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Possesses phobias towards dogs and insects.

    Kochou Wang
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

A prefect of the Black Dogs alongside her twin sister Teria. Known as the "Pharmacy Expert".

  • A-Cup Angst: When Inuzuka points out how flat her chest is, especially when compared to her sister, she reacts violently.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: Both her and her sister’s surname Wang is a very common among Chinese people and their uniforms are based on the Qipao.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Very much so towards Teria. During an inspection of Dahlia Academy by ministers from both countries, when the West's minister belittled and insulted Teria's abilities as a prefect, Kochou's response was to shove her fist into the woman's mouth and demand that she apologize to Teria.
  • Child Prodigy: Hasuki calls her the "Pharmacy Expert". She claims hers and her sister’s motto is that age has nothing to do with one's ability to guide and protect people.
  • Cool Big Sis: If only by a few minutes. She goes to great lengths to support Teria's feelings and help her become more independent...even if she does push a little too hard at times.
  • The Gadfly: Loves to tease Inuzuka and her sister whenever she has the chance, but she does care for both of them.
  • Grade Skipper: Kochou and her sister are both 14 years old and are already in their second year of high school.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: A downplayed example. Thanks to her timid personality her sister is a bit too dependent of her. In fact, Teria asks her to accompany her and Romio not because she wants Kochou there, but because she doesn't want to be alone with her crush. Kochou has to remind her that that's the point of a date.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after the Papillon, a dog breed with long hair and ears. Her hairstyle even resembles the ears of the dog.
  • The Mentor: Is this for Hasuki, the apparent candidate to eventually succeed her as a prefect.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: While she is confident, energetic and not afraid to mock others, her sister is bashful and soft-spoken.
  • Spontaneous Crowd Formation: She joins the people chasing Romio down not because she understands the situation but because it looks interesting.

    Airu Inuzuka
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

The head prefect of the Black Dogs and Romio's older brother.

  • The Ace: Comes as expected given his position as the Black Dogs' top prefect, but there aren't any effective counters against him. For Romio, Airu is the insurmountable wall he must overcome if he wants to change the world. He was even "Mr. Dahlia" before!
  • Awesome by Analysis: In a joke skit for the anime, to expose that Romio is in a secret relationship with Juliet, he completely breaks down the make, size, model, design, purpose, etc of a freakin' bra to ludicrous detail!
  • Big Brother Bully: He has beaten Romeo bloody several times, ostensibly to 'improve' him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's been responsible since childhood for protecting his brother and mother from the opportunistic branch families bent on usurping or discrediting them. The burden warped him into the Knight Templar Big Brother of today.
  • Break the Haughty: Invoked. He's not broken down or swayed at all from his overly stern demeanor, but when his suspicions about Romio & Juliet's secret relationship are proven true, Romio manages to chisel him down enough in a fight to convince him to not work against their relationship. On the other hand, the fistfight does bring about an epiphany about why he originally set out to protect the Inuzuka family in the first place. His interactions with Romio since then have been less Sadist Teacher, more Stealth Mentor.
  • Break Them by Talking: His modus operandi when he's not just dealing swift and brutal punishment. His harsh, ego-shattering lectures make him a prime candidate for setting the school's problem children straight.
    • This is what he uses to scare anyone who goes into the second-years' haunted house attraction during the Culture Festival, including Romio.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Airu considers Romio an irresponsible delinquent whose antics are making things harder for their family. Romeo considers Airu a jackass who holds him to unfairly high standards and never interacts with him except for disciplinary reasons. Airu isn't wrong that Romio wasn't putting effort into anything substantial and Romio that Airu is going too far with his standards, but Airu's refusal to even try reaching a compromise makes him the obvious antagonist of that arc.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Seeing his mother get pressured by the branch families led Airu to swear to become the Inuzuka family head at a very young age.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Suspects & later discovers his brother's secret relationship, Airu's answer, threaten to disown and beat the ever loving stuffing out of his little brother.
    • Just about every reprisal he delivers is seen as a little too far for whatever the offender did...especially if your name is Romio to which, this is an understatement.
  • The Dreaded: No one, NO ONE is ever happy to see him. The underclassmen are downright terrified of his presence, with Romio in particular almost always breaking out in a phobia-induced cold sweat. And this is coming from his own House and Family!
    • Is also very much this to the White Cats. Seeing his cruelty and strict nature to his own House, the White Cats do everything in their power to avoid him as much as possible rather than antagonize him like they do other Black Dogs. The only exception to this is Cait, his counterpart in the White Cats, and only really because Cait's strength and political clout in the school equals his own.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • At one point during the period when Airu was in on the Secret Relationship but hasn't accepted it yet, when Airu catches Romio and Leon "fooling around", he almost snaps at what he thought was infidelity. Then Airu makes a "Just Joking" Justification, making it hard to tell if he was being sincere.
    • Airu is extremely strict and does have some resentment against West but even he's shocked at just how far Leon would go to secure the prefect position, including exposing his brother's Secret Relationship to slander him.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Obviously the responsible one opposite Romio, as one of the top students in school and a very strict enforcer of the rules.
  • I Let You Win: It takes Romio and Juliet teaming up with each other during a kendo bout against him to score a point on him, but Kochou suggests that he was holding back and allowed this to happen as a form of tough love towards his brother.
  • Implacable Man: When he decides to make a move, nobody can stop him. Remember how Romio can easily swing statues? That does nothing to prevent Airu from beating him black and blue. It takes the combined teamwork of Romio and Juliet (an equal-level combatant) to land a single hit on him, and he comes off more peeved than anything else. Kochou also suggests that they only managed to score that point because Airu himself let them do so. Convincing him to give up the pursuit takes as much of a herculean effort, the prime example being when Romio and Juliet swung at each other's throats with swords just to dissuade him; and even then he still (correctly) had his suspicions.
  • Irony: He likes dogs but his cold and domineering demeanor makes dogs afraid of him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Holy hell, is he ever. Upon his first proper chapter, his mere existence drains much of the humor leading up to Juliet's birthday party; he brings Dahlia's complicated politics to the foreground, and his treatment of Romio while monitoring him can be qualified as abuse. Juliet completely breaks down when she sees Romio's sorry state. He lightens up a little bit in later chapters, but expect the story to get serious quickly whenever he shows up.
  • The Mentor: Is this for Leon, the apparent candidate to eventually succeed him as a prefect.
  • Motive Decay: A unique example in that it happened in the backstory. Airu's rise as the patriarch of the Inuzuka clan was entirely motivated out of love and desire to protect his remaining family. As the years went on however, stress and lack of compromise warped his intentions from protecting his "family" to merely protecting the family "name" - by present day, it has gone to the point where he outright refuses to respect his terrified brother and lonely mother for not living up to the high standards he himself set up.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • In the aftermath of Juliet's chaotic birthday party, the head prefects get chewed out by their dorm masters for letting the violence escalate as far as it did. Airuu apologizes to the Black Dog manager...while imitating the man's speech impediment.
    • Cait ruins the mood Airu set up to mentally prepare the election candidates for their speeches, and Airu uncharacteristically snaps at him in rage. It's implied this isn't the first time Cait got a rise out of his foil.
  • Offhand Backhand: Casually deflects a kendo strike from Juliet this way, then proceeds to knock her flying into Romio.
  • Pet the Dog: Upgrading a young boy's paper plane that flew into him is the first hint that he's not as vicious as his conduct towards Romio would suggest. And while he still remains stern, he also behaves more gently towards the Wang twins than anyone else in the series.
    • Later after he confirms his brother's Secret Relationship, he calls both Romio and Juliet out to speak with him alone following a meeting, telling them that he chose Leon as his servant because of her ambition and outright tells them they'll lose to her in the prefect voting at their position. But he then follows it up with telling them to prove to him they'll make their dream real by becoming head prefect, in his own way trying to encourage them to face what will come ahead.
  • The Reliable One: During the camping arc, the other Dogs assume that he'll get everything set up for them. Then they find out he's absent and they'll have to do actual work.
  • Secret Keeper: Not really, he suspected all along about his brother and Juliet's relationship and when his suspicions are confirmed, they and his mother convince him to keep quiet. He doesn't approve of the relationship and thinks it's ultimately doomed; however, he's not actively trying to sabotage it. All things considered, that's a start for him.
  • Secret Test of Character: Airu conspires with his fellow retiring prefects to teach the incumbent ones into working side by side as well as help them gain the favor of the student body. By way of a sports exhibition match. Romio actually foresaw Airu's intentions early on but he was also mistaken to think that they're going to hand their juniors the win so easily.
  • Sore Loser: Forces everyone to "One-Point" Kendo spar with him; the second someone finally got a point on him, it suddenly became a "Three-Point" game. Invoked as everyone flat up calls him out for it.
  • The Stoic: His behavior and facial expressions are always dead serious, bordering on being a Perpetual Frowner.
  • Strong and Skilled: He can go toe-to-toe to Romio who can lift statues and use them as a weapon in a fight, but his true forte is in his unmatched skill. Even Juliet, who's on par with Romio in ability, is left in awe at how perfect Airu's swordsmanship is.
  • Student Council President: While Dahlia Academy doesn't have this as an official position, he is essentially this towards the Black Dogs.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Airu made Leon his assistant, thinking her presence would be a test for Romio and brushes off Romio's voiced concerns about some parts of Leon's character. Unfortunately, he discovers too late the danger of giving a radical like her that much power.
  • Unwitting Pawn: he said it himself that he underestimated Leon's hatred for the White Cats.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Shuna reveals that Airu and Romio used to be close when they were younger. Their father's death forced Airu to grow up quickly to protect his mother and brother from those trying to gain control of the Inuzuka family, and Romio no longer can recall that Airu was ever kind to him.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It's implied why he's so harsh on his brother to uphold the family name is to prevent him from being exploited by the branch families wanting to usurp leadership since their father's death. Consequently, there's been a heavy strain on their relationship.
  • When He Smiles: Judging by how straitlaced and serious he is, and since he's never been seen smiling before, one would expect Airu's grins to look like The Unsmile. He finally does smile when expressing his pride in Romio for making good on his promise to change the school, and it's actually quite charming.
  • Younger Than They Look: When the two families finally meet for the wedding, Rackdoll mistook Airu for Romio's father.

    Shuna Inuzuka 
Romio and Airu's cousin. A member of the Inuzuka branch family, she was taken in by Shiba Inuzuka as a servant several years prior due to her own family's poverty. At the beginning of Romio's second year at Dahlia Academy she herself starts attending the academy as a 1st-year student.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapters 99-100 focuses on her, Kougi, and Ameria as all three strive to become Romio, Hasuki and Juliet's servants respectively in order to both help out with their prefect duties and spend more time with them.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: Briefly wears a black cat-eared one upon Ameria's suggestion to help get signatures for a petition.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a lovely young girl who just so happens to be one of the most dangerous characters in the series should you ever mess with Romio.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: One of the reasons she's so protective of Romio is because he treats her like she was his real sister instead of just a servant. In turn, Shuna considers Romio her big brother. A fact that nearly drives him to tears when he hears it.
  • Big Brother Worship: Thinks quite highly of Romio, often desiring to spend time with him and becoming somewhat sulky when she can't.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: If she ever thinks you're a threat to Romio or disrespecting him, Shuna will go "Guard Dog" and pull out an naginata on you, yes even if it was a friend of his. Post "training" from Romio and "Julio" and she'll only do this when Romio is obviously threatened...still applies either way.
    • When a total stranger spit gum at Romio, Shuna caused a massive traffic jam, drilled through a windshield with an UMBRELLA, and dropped the gum back in the stranger's mouth. This naturally got Romio in trouble by the police.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: In her very brief stint as Shumio, she already amassed a legion of fangirls. And they're all well aware she is a girl.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why Shuna is so violently protective of Romio? Several years prior to the story her family was so poor that Romio's father offered to take her in as a servant. As a result, when the deceased Shiba's last will to her is to protect Romio, she takes it very seriously.
  • The Dreaded: She is this for Hasuki, and her presence is the reason why the latter is apprehensive about visiting Romio at his home. She even becomes this to Maru, who is also scared of her enough to visibly be uneasy. Once she becomes a student at Dahlia Academy, she also becomes this to the White Cats who develop an unspoken rule to not mess with her after she has a confrontation with three students from their dorm.
  • Happily Adopted: She's from a branch family that was taken in by the main family, but she has always been treated by everyone as a little sister.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Has been comically disturbed by Kougi's "sister complex", when she may be guilty of the same thing with Romio.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Juliet initially suspects that Shuna's feelings for Romio are more than familial, but nope. She really does just view him as an older brother.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Due to being knocked out because of a stray blown tile clocking her on the head, she's the only Inuzuka who doesn't find out "Julio" is Juliet until Chapter 85.
  • Moral Guardians: When she sees (what looks like) Romio being "led astray by lust", she starts throwing weapons at everyone involved and calling them filthy insects, which is why Hasuki is hesitant about visiting Romio's home.
  • My Brother is Off-Limits!: More precisely, she is Romio and Airu's cousin and adopted sister. However, the trope still holds, as the quickest way to incur her wrath is if she sees any girl near Romio and thinks they are trying to seduce him.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: Her go-to weapons of choice when in "Guard Dog" mode, in school, she's downgraded to ridiculously sharp umbrellas.
  • Not So Dire: when Shuna expresses her desire to leave the Inuzuka household, Romeo confronts her thinking she wants to strike out on her own. What Shuna actually meant was that she was going to enter Dahlia the coming school year.
  • Odd Friendship: Strikes one with both Kougi and Ameria. It's more apparent with the latter as both girls are quick to have girl talks with each other much to Kougi's surprise.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: With how violent she gets in her "Guard Dog" mode being socially unacceptable to the point where letting out of the house was a serious risk, hence why she doesn't attend Dahlia; Romio and "Julio" teach her how to be less protective of Romio. Though she still is a force to be reckoned with.
  • Unstoppable Rage: She will calm down eventually after going into 'Guard Dog Mode', but until then there's nothing anybody can really do except run for their lives.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Romio's father before his death asked that she protect Romio, and it's clear she does mean well. However, she's likely taking this request a bit further than Romio's father intended to, flying into a rage for even small slights against him.

    Kougi Komai 
Hasuki's younger brother who's quite protective of his older sister to a fault. Much like how Romio was towards students of his year, Kougi is the leader of his batch of Black Dog students. He initially appears as a middle-school student before eventually becoming a 1st-year high-school student together with Shuna.
  • A Day in the Limelight: See Shuna's entry.
  • Alliterative Name: Kougi Komai
  • Big Brother Instinct: Little brother variation. He really does not like Romio at all because of him being the object of Hasuki's unrequited affections (and not at all helped by misunderstandings caused by Romio's bad luck). Romio thinks he has a big sister complex. Even after he begins to mellow out toward Romio, it still pops up.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: As rude as he is short. Even so, he still manages to help gather the entire first year population and have them vote for Romio as prefect (even after his and Juliet's relationship was exposed). So he's not all bad.
  • Broken Pedestal: After clearing up the misunderstandings with Hasuki, Kougi admits (albeit to himself) that he has found respect for Romio. That immediately went down the drain once Kougi becomes a high schooler because in Kougi's eyes Romio has become a lapdog prefect servant that mediates fights instead of the hardened Blood Knight that loved starting them.
  • Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Believes in this trope. He's not a bad kid, but his adolescence drives him to pick unnecessary fights with his elders.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a pun for Corgi, a breed of dog that's very short like him.
  • The Napoleon: His height is one of the many things that makes him irritable.
    Kougi: Ah, whatever. You look like the type of person I can get along with. (thought bubble) And he's shorter than I am!
  • Older Than They Look: Was mistaken for a primary schooler when he was introduced.
  • Odd Friendship: By chapter 99 he, Shuna and Ameria seemed to have formed a trio despite them being nothing alike. He and Shuna especially act as Foils to one another, as they are both extremely protective of their older siblings to a fault.
  • Shared Family Quirks: He also pulls a sword at Romio like Hasuki did while chasing him.
  • Ship Tease: With Shuna.

    Other Students 

Kento Tosa
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

A student in the "Black Dog House" dormitory easily identifiable by his mohwak. Usually seen with Maru and Eigo.

  • Delinquent Hair: His mohawk.
  • Dumb Muscle: The biggest guy among the recurring members of the Black Dogs, and as shown in chapter 6, not particularly concerned about being Book Dumb.
  • Hunk: The closest example to being the muscleman Fanservice of the series.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the Tosa Inu, a breed that's known for its size and strength.
  • The Snack Is More Interesting: During Juliet's birthday, Tosa eats his pie instead of using it as ammo in the pie-throwing fight.
  • Those Two Guys: He is always seen with Eigo if not with Maru. He even Lampshades this when Maru asks if he and Eigo okay with making the entire student body their enemy by voting for Romio, stating he doesn't have any friends outside them to begin with.

Eigo Kohitsuji
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

A student in the "Black Dog House" dormitory easily identifiable by his bangs. Usually seen with Maru and Tosa.

  • Blinding Bangs: His distinguishing feature is the bangs that cover both of his eyes. One of his eyes is shown when he gives his vote to Romio.
  • Buxom Is Better: The first thing he does without Tosa, breaking the Those Two Guys dynamic they always follow? Giving Inuzuka some porn magazines with buxom women after a misunderstanding made him believe Inuzuka loves breasts too.
  • Hidden Depths: One of the few students to question Leon's election speech. Granted, he explains that then there wouldn't be any targets left to bully, but the fact that he expressed misgivings about segregating Dahlia Academy says something about him. He's even one of the first people to give his vote for Romio.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Is apparently the Black Dogs' resident pervert. He's one of the few guys to actively reach out to Inuzuka because he managed to grope Persia's chest, and is the girls' go-to suspect for any supposed wrongdoing and peeping incidents.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the Old English Sheepdog, whose hair usually covers their eyes.
  • Only Friend: Played for Laughs, where the entire Black Dogs dorm turn on Romio after the whole School Festival fiasco, with the exception of Hasuki and Kohitsuji...if only because the latter thinks he has found another pervert he can share his interests with.
  • Porn Stash: Some of which he's willing to share with Romio.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Seeing Romio and Maru engaged in a very serious brawl, Eigo decides to back off or else he might suffer the same fate as Scott and Tosa, who were both used like projectile weapons.
  • Those Two Guys: Maru sometimes appears without his two minions, but Eigo is always with Tosa.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Eigo approached what he thought was some long-haired brunette in the boys' baths, only to learn that it's a man. Worse, it's Airu.

Shizuka Shishi
Voiced by: Riho Iida

A student in the "Black Doggy House" dormitory.

Nia Pomera
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo

A first-year student in the "Black Doggy House" dormitory.

White Cats

The Dahlia Academy dormitory that houses students from the Principality of the West. In contrast to their counterparts, students from this dorm tend to act with refined nobility but can be as rambunctious and eager to fight much like the Black Dogs.
    In General 
  • Aerith and Bob: Unlike Towa, which is Japanese-themed and has people with Japanese names, the Principality of the West has the customs of England but no national pattern for their names. Apparently, Scott Fold (English name), Chartreux Westia (French-sounding first name with made-up last name derived from an English word) and Journey Rex (!) all come from the same country. Following the Animal Theme Naming clearly took priority over finding realistic names.
  • Animal Theme Naming: Just like the Black Dogs, they have cat-related names and last names.
  • Cultured Badass: Their ideal. They stereotype themselves as intellectual and courtly compared to Towans, and Dumb Muscle don't get far in the ranks unless they're backing a more strategic leader.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: The country is essentially an amalgamation of everything bad about Victorian England. If character arcs are any indication, it is undergoing feminism, class equality, and racial equality all at the same time. Not to mention that Leon's Western mother was forcibly ripped away from her husband and daughter by Leon's maternal grandmother to marry a duke and increase their family's social standing which implies a lot of other problems.
  • Fatal Flaw: Every Westerner shown so far has issues with emotional expression.
  • Irony: White Cats are generally expected to be straight-laced and well-mannered. At the same time, the prefects that represent them are largely composed of the quirkiest people the cast has to offer. Even Seiber isn't immune.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Most of the White Cats have pale hair and eyes. Justified, as the Principality of the West is supposed to be based out of England.
  • Pretext for War: Implied. The war started over which country got to control Dahlia Island, which is- although a nice place- tiny compared to the territory both sides already had. However, every conflict on-screen has been sparked not by Dahlia, but the fact that Towan and Western personalities are incompatible and have always been.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: Their internal hierarchy is pretty loose; there's a royal family, but everyone else has to compete and politick with each other for power. That said, they are not happy when Aby sabotages Percia by force. Violence is for their enemies, not fellow Cats.

    Chartreux Westia
Voiced by: Yu Shimamura

The princess of the Principality of the West and a childhood friend of Juliet's. She's quite possessive towards the latter and hates Romio for being Juliet's boyfriend. However, the two are able to unite on more than one occasion especially when it comes to Juliet's happiness.

  • The Ace: It's mentioned that she excels at both studies and sports, and she has a charming and polite personality (when she actually feels like following basic etiquette) that makes her very well-liked by the staff of the school. On top of that, she is a good fighter like Percia and Inuzuka, once taking down an adult man who tried to attack her with a single kick.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Downplayed. She was introduced in chapter 4 of the manga, but the anime adds some new scenes with her in the second half of episode 2, which adapts chapter 3.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: The final part of the School Field Trip focuses on Char's debutante ball.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: Her tiara is a cross between this and a Cool Crown; there are two points that stick up to resemble cat ears.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Her enjoyment of pushing boys onto all fours and riding them may be platonic. May.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Char telling Romio that, if he really trusted Hasuki, why is he keeping the Secret Relationship from her?
  • Bait-and-Switch: Char personally invited Romio to come to her upcoming debutante ball. Romio later learned that the first person the princess chooses to dance with will be the center of attention at the ball, and he immediately assumes that Char plans to choose Juliet for that position and then rub it in his face. Surprising absolutely everyone, Char chose Romio as her partner (hence the personal invite). But then Romio later learns that Char only did so to make a bold declaration of peace between Touwa and the West. And she did it to show Romeo up after all, bragging that she made the first move to change the world before he could. And then it becomes switched again when it's revealed (only through Char's monologue) that this is her backhanded way of finally, finally accepting Romio and Juliet.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's well-endowed and likes it that way. She even chastised Hasuki (a girl also pretty endowed) for not "Using those lumps of fat on (her) chest" to seduce Romio.
  • Catchphrase: Always declares the death penalty for anyone who crosses her.
  • Childhood Friends: With Percia, who was asked to watch over her when they were children.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Spends her debut chapters trying to separate Percia and Inuzuka. While she does give up trying to make them break up, she never misses a chance to tell Inuzuka that she does not like seeing them together.
  • Cool Crown: Her tiara, which is not only an indication that she's a princess but also resembles cat ears.
  • D-Cup Distress: During one of her famous tease moments, her large chest caused her blouse to get snagged on a branch and caused a chain of events that ruined a picnic lunch Juliet made. She also laments her shoulders ache a lot from time to time.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: She calls Scottia a pirate knockoff.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Clearly loves abusing her smarts, power, and looks for her benefit. However, if someone either a) outwits her or b) doesn't care about her authority, Char is taken so aback she doesn't know how to handle the situation.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The queen (no pun intended) of it. Scott being the usual victim of her wrath.
  • Friendship Moment: Char gets angry at some West customers at the café she was working at after they directly insult Inuzuka just because he was a Touwan working their order. Inuzuka was completely unaware of the insult or why Char decided to go Tyrannical Princess on them all, and she likes to keep it that way.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She calms down Hasuki when the latter, feeling betrayed by Romio, threatens to kill him and Juliet.
  • Hair Decorations: A shiny tiara that may be some sort of crown.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: The reason she loves Percia above all else is because she was the first person who didn't bow down to all of her whims, being willing to put her foot down and tell Char she was wrong when even the adults didn't dare to say that.
    • This slightly extends to Romio as well as she tried to seduce him but it didn't work; so she's trying very hard not to be his friend despite their common love for Juliet. At least she's been more receptive towards aiding Romio in his relationship with Juliet...with still some teasing.
  • Hate at First Sight: Mutually with Romio during childhood, for what Char percieved as him bullying her best friend for no reason.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Calls Romio out for fantasizing Juliet in lingerie (that she planned to buy), only to have an Imagine Spot about putting Juliet in the underwear Romio suggested.
    • Does not approve of Scott being a Stalker with a Crush towards Juliet, when she is just as guilty of the same thing.
  • In-Series Nickname: Rarely referred to her full first name. Almost everyone just calls her Char.
  • Irony: One of Char's first acts of genuine kindness towards Romio, giving him a present to give to Juliet for her birthday, winds up putting him in really hot water with his brother, since it's a Western-style bra.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is proud of abusing her authority as a princess, openly rude to people she dislikes, and has a sadistic streak. However, she is fiercely protective of the few people she considers to be her friends.
    • Romio seems well on his way to being considered one of these people. During Chartreux's time as a waitress in a coffee shop, she ends up going berserk on a rude customer, seemingly just for spilling coffee. It is later revealed that she snapped because the customer found out Romio had made the coffee and refused to drink something made by a 'Towan dog'.
  • King Incognito: Once pretended to be an average girl and got a waitress job, all so she could earn her own money to buy Juliet a gift during St. Valentine's day.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after the Chartreux, a French breed of cat known for its grey fur.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Despite being of royal blood, she is largely apathetic to racial lines drawn by the two countries. Her antagonism with Inuzuka primarily stems from him having taken Persia's heart.
  • Not So Different: Inuzuka remarks despite them being rivals and at each other's throats, he can sympathize with Char's situation being unable to confess to the one they love. In fact, if there's anything both of them can ever agree on, it's making Percia happy.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her left eye, symbolizing how, in spite of being an openly tyrannical princess, she still has some things she hides from others.
  • Red Baron: The "Tyrant Princess".
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: She is secretly in love with Percia.
    • "Boarding School Juliet Extra Pages" often pair her up with fellow Secret Keeper Hasuki as well.
  • Secret Keeper: The only member of the White Cats who knows about Romio and Juliet's relationship. This is no longer the case as of chapters 85 and 86.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: Tries pairing Romio up with Hasuki, if only so that Romio can give up on Juliet.
  • Stalker Shrine: She has lots of photos of Juliet. Lots. She keeps them in a secret compartment behind the mirror in their room, and judging by how young Juliet looks in some of the photos, Chartreux's been at this for a while.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Char's "surveillance" of Juliet's daily routine has eventually evolved to add Romio as well.
  • The Tease: She's hot and she knows it; she's not above using these looks to tease and manipulate everyone around her for her own amusement.
  • Tranquil Fury: She calmly informs Aby that she knows he's the reason Juliet got hurt, and she will see him punished for it.
  • Tsundere: Very, very cold one to Romio. Eventually she accepts him more and more into Juliet's (and her) life to where they can cooperate on something if needed.

    Scott Fold
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

A first-year student. He is very loyal to Juliet, but is oblivious to her relationship with Romio.

  • Bait-and-Switch Comment:
    • He and Juliet find Romio and Hasuki in a seemingly intimate moment, leading to Scott admonishing them...and then asking Romio to teach him.
    • Scott was offended that Char tied him up with a dog leash once; he requested that she could at least change it to a cat's collar instead.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: During an exhbition match against the Senior prefects, the student body start shouting words of encouragement to the Junior prefects. Except for Scott; he recieved death threats instead.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Has a crush on Percia, whom he wants to protect. Unfortunately, the guy can barely protect himself.
  • Broken Pedestal: Juliet might be this to him after her relationship with Romio is exposed. From what little is seen of Scott, he is not taking the news well.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He pulls this off in the finale. After Char makes a bold declaration of peace for Touwa and the West, the Dahlia students are about to be in the center stage of a massive riot, until Scott arrives with a bus to ensure a safe getaway.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is he ever. Almost every chapter he gets injured in some way, often by Char.
  • Covert Pervert: As much as he tries to be the stereotypical "chivalrous knight", Inuzuka twice caught him trying to peek on the girls changing.
  • Expy: His role in the manga is somewhat an analogue to that of Paris in the original play, being a fairly nice and chivalrous guy by the standards of his country and time and a Hopeless Suitor to Juliet. His Butt-Monkey status and the way Inuzuka easily beats him may be references to how Paris was killed by Romio over a misunderstanding.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Although he is still a teenager. He used to be a delinquent, and one of the reasons he loves Percia as much as he does is that she accepted him anyway.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Scott does not take The Reveal well, so much so that he starts dressing up as Juliet to "become Juliet" as he envisioned her. Needless to say, everyone starts to worry about Scott's mental stability in those chapters. In the final chapter he is apparently broken completely with the news of Juliet's wedding, as he tries to crash and sabotage the wedding before being caught by Maru.
    • Chartreux manages to revert him back to normal, though his memories of being "Scottia" are now subconsciously repressed.
  • Hidden Depths: It's easy to mistake Scott for an idiot due to him being such a Butt-Monkey, but in reality he is far more perceptive than he looks. Chapter 22 shows that he has a great understanding of Char's character, including the sides she doesn't like showing to others.
    • Chapter 89 has him admit he is hurt and betrayed by the fact Juliet was in a Secret Relationship with Romio, who is the one person he can't stand. But he also tells Leon that he recognizes people have to change to protect what's important to them.
  • Hopeless Suitor: It's very obvious that he has romantic feelings for Percia, but it's even more obvious that he has no chance of winning her.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: No matter how hard Inuzuka or Char hit him, he is always back in the next chapter ready to fight for the White Cats again.
  • Leader Wannabe: When the second years organize themselves into a single unit in order to rescue Juliet from her father, Scott immediately tries to put himself in charge solely because he knows where the Percias live. Obviously, just about everyone rallied behind Romio instead.
  • Loving a Shadow: Increasingly so. He does love Persia for her personality, but he has no idea of the Secret Relationship she's been in for months or her political goal of legitimizing it. At this point, it seems less like Persia is just that good at keeping secrets than that Scott doesn't want to admit the truth. The fact he doesn't appear to try getting to know Persia as an individual is a hint his love for her prevents him from getting to actually know her as an individual.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the Scottish fold cat.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: In Chapter 61, he wins a one-on-one fight against Somali, after much pain and invoking of The Power of Love. Unfortunately, another condition of becoming Rex's servant (the position they were fighting over) is that he dresses in female outfits.
  • Relationship Sabotage: He offered Romio a hideous cake as a dowry to give to Juliet's family. No one took him seriously and the cake was forgotten.

    Aby Ssinia

An ambitious and unscrupulous student who aims to rise to the top of the White Cat hierarchy.

  • Ambiguously Bi: He thinks that Romeo is somehow interested in him in that way, and doesn't seem to be bothered by it. It's probably because he thinks too highly of himself.
  • Babies Ever After: By the time of Romio and Juliet's wedding, he and Somali are seen with two daughters, having had them some time during the seven year Time Skip.
  • Beneath the Mask: Like many Cats, there is a gulf between his political persona and his true motivations.
  • Brains and Brawn: He is the Brains and Somali is the Brawn. He is the one with plans, but without Somali's strength and loyalty he wouldn't be able to achieve anything.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Splits up with Somali in order to not have his poor reputation after the Sports Fest rub off on her. They eventually get back together with the help of Romio and Juliet.
  • Break the Haughty: He is defeated in the school festival, his plots are exposed, and as a result he loses his followers and is temporarily exiled from the dormitory.
  • Butt-Monkey: Post-Hazy Feel Turn, misfortune always goes his way.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In chapter 88, he is shown among Juliet and Romio's supporters. While he doesn't vote for them from his pride, he does admit that Romio helped him before and thus decides to let go of the fact Somali voted for Juliet.
  • The Exile: The Cats punish him for sabotaging Juliet by temporarily ostracizing him.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: Somali always interrupts his attempts at being dramatic (or seductive) by hitting him really hard.
  • Foil: He's one to Leon. Both are introduced in the series as rivals to their respective main characters (Juliet for Aby and Romio to Leon) and are noted as ambitious, to where they will willingly hurt people that get in their way. However, Aby's goal was originally because he wanted to create a world where people wouldn't look down on lower class people like him and Somali but lost his way in the process getting there while Leon's goal began as personal revenge against West and got progressively worse from there. Also, Aby loses all of his followers after his fall of grace save for Somali, but it ultimately gets Aby to reflect on his original goal and change for the better. Meanwhile, Leon has plenty of lackeys under her command, but she has no real friendships within them and thus has no one to convince her she's taking the wrong path.
  • Freudian Excuse: Aby and Somali came from "the low class" note , so he promised her he would create a world where no one would look down on them again. Unfortunately, Aby has a tendency to miss the forest for the trees.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: He and Somali were bullied for being of "the low class", so he swore to create a world no one would look down on them. He does so by humiliating his social rivals in public to destroy their reputations, making it easier for him to climb to the top, including having Somali hurt someone. However, Aby does feel ashamed of what he did after being exiled from the dormitory, and may have contributed to the events of chapter 23.
  • Honor Before Reason: The central conflict of chapter 23 could be resolved if Aby just went back to Somali, which both of them want him to do (and know he wants to do). But that would be anticlimactic, so we get this lampshade instead.
    Aby: That won't do. I still have my pride.
    Romio: WHAAAT?!
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: His arrogant personality hides a boy desperate to never suffer again just for being born in a lower class that the people around him.
  • Insecure Love Interest: He feels a little like he burdens Somali, because she has confidence that he can only fake.
  • Internalized Categorism: He describes himself as having "graduated" from the low class, which is a rather cruel way of putting it. The implication is that he believes that if you can't do the same, you deserve to be there.
  • It's Not You, It's Me: Somali thought she heard him saying she wasn't suitable for him. He actually meant that he didn't felt like he deserved her loyalty.
  • Marriage of Convenience: Suggests one to Juliet. She refuses, so Aby proceeds with plan B: eliminating her as a social rival by force.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the Abyssinian cat.
  • Morality Pet: He has used Somali, but in general her influence keeps him from drifting too far into 'ends justify the means' territory. It's hard to be pretentious when your spine is being crushed.
    • In fact, his comment in Chapter 23 about him not being suitable implies one reason why he refused to accept Somali back was from shame of taking advantage of her despite all the loyal support she's given him.
  • The Social Darwinist: He seems to believe that the only way to arrive at the top of society is fighting other people and stealing their influence and popularity. He also displays some Internalized Categorism against the low class he used to belong to.
  • Something About a Rose: Invokes the trope, scattering petals around to charm girls.
    Romio: Don't pick them up again, man.
    Aby: Roses are expensive, you know!
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Following the sports festival, Aby does reflect on his actions to where he decides to work toward rebuilding his reputation among his peers in an honest manner.
  • Tsundere: Much as he insults Somali, he does care for her. She's about the only person he prioritizes over his ego.
  • Wild Hair: Became extremely shaggy during his exile from school facilities.

    Somali Longhaired
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura

Aby's friend-slash-minion.

  • And Call Him "George"!: Somali's hugs cause physical pain to whoever receive them. Unfortunately, she is a huge Cuddle Bug.
  • Babies Ever After: By the time of Romio and Juliet's wedding, she and Aby are seen with two daughters, having had them some time during the seven year Time Skip.
  • The Berserker: A PG version. She tends to forget orders in the thrill of bouncing around the battlefield breaking everything.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is a bubbly and easily excitable girl, but she will do anything Aby asks her to do.
  • Brains and Brawn: She is a Dumb Muscle and knows it, so she leaves all the thinking to Aby. Since she trusts him wholeheartedly, she has no problems doing whenever he asks without thinking much about it.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't appreciate Aby's womanizing, and she communicates those feelings with her fists.
  • Combat Compliment: She chirps, eyes shining, that Inuzuka's punch was pretty strong.
  • Cultural Rebel: She is as brash and rambunctious as a Dog, traits of which her peers do not approve.
  • Cute Bruiser: She is a Genki Girl with childish mannerisms who is way stronger than most students of her year. She easily blocks Inuzuka's punch, and that's the guy strong enough to uproot a tree.
  • Dumb Muscle: Which she is aware of, though she tries not to think about it. She still manages to shut down Leon's claims that the couple is selfish, because she recognizes that they didn't have anything to gain for helping her reconcile with Aby but did so anyway.
  • Easily Forgiven: She injures Juliet during sports festival under orders from Aby. The next time she meets Juliet, the latter easily forgives her, something that actually surprises Somali.
  • Genki Girl: Her body never seems to run out of energy.
  • Karma Houdini: Unlike Aby, she is never really punished for her role in Juliet's sabotage, although Somali did feel guilty for the incident afterward and is surprised that Juliet forgave her so easily.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: She appears to be this to Aby, her jealousy and impulsive declarations of love going ignored. The truth is more complicated. Aby requites her feelings to some degree, but remaining single gives him social leverage, and in the refined politics of the West, people are judged not only on who they are, but who they date...and Somali does not fit in. They could date, but it would lessen his chances of being elected prefect and gaining the power to "change the world".
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the Long-haired Somali cat breed, which is extremely adventurous and closely related to the Abyssinian.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Somali knew that breaking Juliet's ankle was wrong, but did it anyway. She's pretty surprised when Juliet forgives her later.
  • Moment Killer: She does this to herself. In a rare moment of mutual affection between Aby and Somali, she launches back into Genki Girl mode and crushes him with a hug. Crushes being the operative word here.
  • Protectorate: Aby's protectorate, if you can believe it. He's protected her from social bullying since they were very young, and amasses influence towards that end.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Somali's shocked that Leon exposed Romio & Juliet, but not that they were together. Later, she admits she'd always known about their relationship (which Romio realizes was when he and Juliet helped her reconcile with Aby) and supports it.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She was a cute girl from day one, but when she puts on makeup and a dress for a beauty contest she becomes flat-out gorgeous.
  • Skunk Stripe: Inverted. She has a black strand on one side of her otherwise blond hair.
  • Stepford Smiler: Aby recalls in his prefect speech Somali used to cheerfully take on the chores her classmates forced on her because she was from a low class family. Only for him to catch Somali crying on the phone to her family when she was alone.
  • Too Dumb to Fool: Dahlia is a web of politics and racial conflict in which carrying out a forbidden relationship is surprisingly easy, because there are a billion reasons why Towans would never date Westerners and such a relationship would be doomed anyway. However, Somali (who doesn't care about bigotry, or indeed anything except violence and her Love Interest) sees only two people who go to great lengths to be together, even if 'logically' they should be nemeses.
  • Undying Loyalty: She worships Aby and is willing to do anything for him. Making her action of giving her prefect vote to Juliet even more significant.

    Anne Sieber
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

A serious and diligent prefect of the White Cats.

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She breaks the fight between the Black Dogs and White Cats in the first episode of the anime, while in the manga she wasn't introduced until several chapters later.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: For Cait Sith, being the one that gets him to stop with the bad jokes and actually act like a prefect.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She LOVES all things cute, from sweets to designs to children. She holds an especially soft spot for the Wang twins in spite of them being on the opposing house, taking pictures of them and recording their sessions whenever she can. This extends to Juliet, at whom she abuses her authority a little by dressing her in various cutesy outfits during a festival.
    • It's also implied that Sieber convinced the ministers to stay after Teria's mishaps resulted in Kochou having to alienate herself to give them another chance to salvage the situation because of this.
  • Defeat by Modesty: During the Juniors vs. Seniors exhibition match, Romio told Leon about Sieber's Goofy Print Underwear. Leon then invokes this by calling it to Sieber's attention, causing the latter to get flustered. Then Sieber remembered that she was wearing gym shorts so Leon would never have noticed, but the distraction was enough for the juniors to get the upper hand.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first chapter has her tell Cait (who has been purposely angering Airu during the prefect meeting when he brings up the troubles with Aby's group) that he is being disruptive and needs to shut up, showing she takes her duties as prefect seriously, including making abiding by rules a priority over the houses' rivalry.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Teddy bears, to be exact. She adores the pattern, but anyone who sees them might as well pray for what little mercy she will afford.
  • Hair Flip: Weaponized. With a flick of her head, she she can smack faces with her twintails just as deftly as one would with an actual whip.
  • The Mentor: Is this for Juliet, the apparent candidate to eventually succeed her as a prefect.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Romio outright accuses her of being a Lolicon after Sieber put Juliet in an elegant doll-like costume and taking a picture of Teria in similar clothes.
  • Not So Above It All: Introduced as a cold and merciless prefect who can give Airu a run for his money when it comes to being stoic, her image quickly gains a wrinkle when Inuzuka spots the custom print on her tape and her panties.
  • Only Sane Man: One of the few students that prioritizes following the rules and doing her job over the rivalry between the houses. She is also the only prefect from the White Cat house that can be objective about being a prefect, as the others are far too...eccentric (more so with Cait, but Journey does have his moments).
  • Ship Sinking: In-universe, when Cait proposes marriage to Sieber on a whim, she immediately shot him down.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Concealed beneath her stoic, exacting exterior is a student who cares for her peers and appreciates all things cute.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: She discusses this in Chapter 89 about whether Romio and Juliet's relationship would be considered disruptive to the law due to the mutual hatred between the countries seeped into everything. Ultimately, because she knows both are honest and sincere individuals, she states if the law will punish them regardless, then she will disregard the law and casts her vote for Juliet before asking the student body to rethink Romio's campaign speech of deciding for themselves what is right or wrong.

    Journey Rex
Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino

A prefect of the White Cats, known for dressing like a girl in spite of his manly appearance.

  • Friendly Enemy: For a White Cat, he is more than willing to meet Black Dogs halfway with bouts of fair sportsmanship and compliments after dealing the usual taunts (though recipients aren't usually happy to be around such a muscle-bound nutcase).
  • Heroic Build: This guy is the most muscle-bound member of the entire cast. He's quite find of the Pec Flex just to show it off.
  • Insane Troll Logic: The reason why he dresses like a girl despite having a very masculine physique? He wants to understand women's feelings so he can do a better job as a prefect. Although granted, he does take his duty seriously otherwise.
  • Jump Scare: When Tosa and Kohitsuji are trying to escape punishment for disrupting Juliet's birthday, Rex bursts in when they open the door, Nightmare Face and all.
  • The Mentor: Is this for Scott, the apparent candidate to eventually succeed him as a prefect. Previously, however, he was this for Somali.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Always with a huge broad grin on his face. It only disappears when Leon voices her intention of removing all Westians from Dahlia without mincing words, or when Cait goes on a rampage. You would know things are serious then.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Everything he does must be done LIKE A MAN! Strike a bodybuilder pose, LIKE A MAN! Scream like a drill sergeant, LIKE A MAN! Build muscle thicker than average torsos, LIKE A MAN! Wear a two-piece bikini two sizes too small, LIKE A MAN!
  • Token Good Teammate: Where other White Cats like Scott are constantly antagonizing the Black Dogs and even lower caste White Cats, Rex just doesn't. He's actually been completely cordial to everyone he his own unique way. He also casts his vote for Juliet being moved by the couple's strength.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: In spite of his...eccentricities, he is an otherwise straightforward person who takes his job as a role model for students seriously. He initially rejects Scott for being his candidate not just because Somali already was, but also because he saw Scott's reasoning for why he wants to be a prefect (to be close to Persia) as frivolous, which he states is something he hates.

    Cait Sith
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu

The eccentric head prefect of the White Cats.

  • Bishōnen: He has a rather pretty face. When he enters a cross-dressing event in the school festival, no one can recognize him at first because he completely looks like a girl.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In spite of his credentials he is balmier than a coconut tree, with examples such as forgetting his swimwear to walk around the beach in the buff, shoving his hands down his crotch, and performing Michael Jackson hip thrusts right in the middle of combat.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Introduces himself to Inuzuka by making a bad pun about dicks. A few minutes later, he is beating Inuzuka in a completely one-sided battle.
  • Foil: He is this towards Airu, his counterpart in the Black Dogs. Personality-wise, he is a Cloud Cuckoo Lander and Gadfly who enjoys teasing people and slings vulgar jokes for his own amusement. He also does not take his duties as head prefect seriously, necessitating Anne to keep him in check. On the other hand, Airu is a strict and no-nonsense Knight of Cerebus who takes his duties seriously and shows no tolerance for tomfoolery. While he is polite and affable towards the Black Dogs and shows no apparent or outward signs of Fantastic Racism towards them, Airu has zero tolerance towards members of his dorm getting friendly with White Cats and working alongside them. Although Romio has noted that they both possess equal skill in combat, he utilizes a style that heavily features acrobatics and dodging the opponent's attacks, while Airu prefers to proactively attack with his fists.
  • Friendly Enemy: Is nothing but genial when Inuzuka shows up to crash Juliet's birthday party, even giving him the location where the prefects have stashed her. This does nothing to deter him from nearly dropping Romio with a single back-flip kick.
  • The Gadfly: He gets a rise out of teasing and provoking the Black Dogs, especially Airu.
  • Human Pincushion: Somehow Played for Laughs. One of Sieber's punishments on Cait's tomfoolery is to use him as a vase, sticking multiple roses all over the top of his head.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the mythical cat creature Cait Sidhe.
  • The Mentor: Is this for Aby, the apparent candidate to eventually succeed him as a prefect.
  • Odd Name Out: While he still fits in the feline Theme Naming of his house, Cait Sith is a mythological creature while other Cats are just named after regular breeds.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Cait completely drops every trace of his normal attitude and goes on a rampage the moment Sieber's eye gets nearly hit by a sharp pen orchestrated by Leon when Sieber tries to stop the students from fighting during the prefect voting.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: During the perfect elections, when Sieber is attacked unprovoked. The only one who could withstand his rage is Airu, and the two get locked in a stalemate that almost no one dared to cross.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: It's not that hard to imagine that he might actually be this to Romio and Juliet's relationship (it could explain some of his actions during Juliet's birthday). The authenticity to this is still up in the air because of his usual airheadedness, and was just never touched upon because Cait isn't as closely connected to Romio and/or Juliet as other characters.
  • Skinny Dipping: Seems to be his plan why he's completely nude during the Beach Episode, until he gets arrested in the very next panel.
  • Student Council President: While Dahlia Academy doesn't have this as an official position, he is essentially this towards the White Cats.

    Ameria Curl 

A freshman introduced during Romio and Juliet's second year at Dahlia Academy. As with Juliet was towards her batch, Ameria is the leader of the current batch of 1st-year White Cat students. She and Kougi have known each other since middle school and consider each other rivals.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Along with Kougi and Shuna (see Shuna's entry).
  • Cultural Rebel: She's an emotionally expressive Gyaru Girl who likes rock music and short skirts, in comparison to her staider senpais. In her case, this also makes her more willing to break away from the typical White Cat mindset since she also lacks the same level of Fantastic Racism toward Black Dogs.
  • Epic Fail: She was assigned to pitch the idea of going to the West for the second years' field trip, to the Dorm headmasters. Since Ameria isn't on good terms with her mother the White Cat headmistress, she winds up taking it to the Black Dog headmaster. Gyaru-speak meets Elmuh Fudd Syndwome, resulting in neither of them understanding each other.
  • Friendly Enemy: She chews out two Cats when they use dishonorable tactics to win, like injuring a Black Dog girl.
    "That’s just an excuse for weaklings! Don’t ruin the white cats’ name!"
    • In general, Ameria doesn't seem to actually hate the Black Dogs, and her jabs at Kougi are more teasing than malicious. She's even willing to get along with her fellow Black Dogs classmates.
  • Hidden Buxom: Like Juliet, don't let Ameria's short height fool you, she's quite curvy.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named for the American Curl.
  • My Beloved Smother: Her mother is the Cat headmistress at Dahlia, and unfortunately for Ameria, considers detention bonding time.
  • Odd Friendship: Nowadays she spends her time hanging around the strait-laced Shuna and the Hot-Blooded Kougi, both of whom are Black Dogs.
  • Sex Sells: Needs signatures for a team building field trip, no problem, just make the clipboard lift your ample chest up, press them together, and put the pen between them and you're bound to get the sigantures you need!
    • Hilariously, IT WORKED much to Shuna's horror!

Nation of Towa

    Chiwa Inuzuka 
Romio and Airu's mother. She was once a student of Dahlia Academy herself.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: None of the Inuzuka children can deter this woman's fire. For a specific example, after Julio gets unmasked as Juliet, she shares a tender moment with Romio, then Chiwa chimes in, telling them that she had been watching nearby, listening to them the whole time.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: When Julio asked her if she regretted getting into a relationship with Turkish, Chiwa simply replied that she regretted nothing.
  • Chekhov's Gun: During Romio's Sick Episode, he remembers how, last time he got sick as a kid, Chiwa sang a nursery rhyme to put him to sleep. Romio would later shortly learn from Juliet that it was actually a tune from the West. This foreshadows Chiwa having a West influence in her life—Turkish Percia, specifically.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Chiwa has a very sunny personality, so much so, that she misses social cues from her sons especially from Airu.
    • When Airu returns home and starts reading everyone the riot act. Chiwa assumes he came home earlier to see her, prepares lunches for her sons' spar and is cheering on the sidelines...all while Airu is coldly telling her to get lost.
    • Romio & Juliet have a heart-to-heart and instead of leaving them alone, she announces her support of their love, not realizing she killed the moment.
  • Drama Queen: Her son is unreachable for a few hours and she straight up turns into a crying mess thinking Romio's been kidnapped. Lampshaded as Romio calls her a drama queen.
  • Hidden Depths: She may be overly emotional and lovable, but Chiwa is not stupid. She's fully aware of why Airu is so cold and the ramifications of Romio's struggles for Juliet.
  • In the Blood: She is as unrepentantly emotional as Romio, something Percia notes when meeting her for the first time. Not even public shaming made her 'fire' go out.
  • It's All My Fault: Chiwa blames herself for Airu's icy demeanor; he was forced to mature quickly when her depression over her husband's death meant she couldn't lead the clan.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Has a tendency to shove people's faces into her chest, man or woman, whenever she hugs them; and she loves hugging her family and friends.
  • Mrs. Imagination: Chiwa has a wild imagination.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after the Chihuahua.
  • Rags to Riches: Though common-blooded, she is today a respected matriarch who lives in luxury, and her children are leaders of their generation.
  • Secret Keeper: Discovers Romio & Juliet's relationship and is supportive. So much so she convinces her eldest son Airu (who is deeply against the relationship) to go along with it.
  • Second Love: She speaks fondly of her late husband, and became depressed after his death.
  • Worth It: Her forbidden relationship with Turkish meant they were ostracized by their former friends and bullied into leaving Dahlia. But, as she puts it, it made her happy. And that's all that mattered.
    • Her reaction to the entire thing is something that surprises Persia, and she later confesses to Romio that she wants to be a person like her. In fact, it's perhaps because of Chiwa that allows the both of them to be able to proudly affirm their relationship when it's forcibly exposed by Leon.

    Shiba Inuzuka 
The late husband of Chiwa and father of Airu and Romio. He passed away when his sons were still young.
  • Bathtub Bonding: Was apparently a firm believer of this. He took baths with his guests as a way to connect with them.
  • The Faceless: Combined with Unreveal Angle. His whole face is never shown, whether in photos or in flashbacks.
  • Good Parents: Based on the mostly-fond memories the surviving Inuzukas have of him, and that he adopted Shuna and her impoverished family, we can gather that Shiba was a good man.
  • Meaningful Name: He is named after the Shiba Inu dog breed.
  • Posthumous Character: He's already dead by the start of the series.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Not as bad as most examples, but part of the reason Airu acts the way he does is because of a letter his father left him, which asked for him to protect the family. Airu unfortunately ended up twisting those words to become the person he is today.

Principality of the West

    Rackdoll Percia 

Juliet's mother, a famed actress in West. Much like her daughter she also attended Dahlia Academy as a student.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: An unintentional one. Rackdoll asks Hasuki about any aspirations she has...which makes Hasuki promptly realize she doesn't have any due to pursuing Inuzuka and putting her own wants after others.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Hasuki was lost in Milan and was about to be accosted by a potential pervert, Ragdoll shows up to drive the man away.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: A very downplayed example, but when Rackdoll and Turkish meet up with Chiwa and Airu for Romio and Juliet's wedding, she makes a point to introduce herself as "Rackdoll, Turkish's wife."
  • Famed In-Story: A very popular actress in the West.
  • Good Parents: Aside from the...communication issues...common to her race, she is a loving mother who strives to spend time with Juliet and support her.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Hits it off with Hasuki almost instantly. Seeing Hasuki depressed, Rackdoll even gave her a personal tour of Milan to make sure that Hasuki's visit won't be a waste of time.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after the Ragdoll cat.
  • The Mentor: It was mentioned in the finale that Ragdoll took Hasuki under her wing to help start the latter's acting career.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She looks young enough to be her daughter's older sister.
  • My Greatest Failure: She sympathized with Chiwa and Turkish when they were bullied out of school, but couldn't do anything to help. She regrets it even in the present day.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Bidding farewell after the Culture Festival, Juliet herself wondered if Rackdoll figured out that Juliet was seeing Romio, a Black Dog, in secret. This is never brought up until much later (when it's not a secrer anymore), although a huge hint may be the fact that she's explicitly warning her daughter of what happened the last time a Cat and Dog fell in love...
  • Tsundere: She goes in denial when meeting her daughter that she only happened to be passing by to attend the school festival, not because she wanted to see Juliet. It's so obvious it's a lie that all the witnesses realize what she's really thinking...except Juliet.
    • A bonus page reveals this originally started because Turkish used to tell her to not spoil Juliet even though she wanted to do so. This conflict eventually lead her to adopting the attitude we see today (ex. claiming the drawing Juliet did for her was no good while hanging it on a wall with a frame).

    Turkish Percia 

Juliet's distant father.

  • Abusive Parents: Freudian Excuse aside, Turkish's most definitive character trait is he is a terribly neglectful father towards his daughter. His first appearance in the present has him trying to undermine all her goals and life choices without even explaining himself.
  • The Ace: According to his former girlfriend Chiwa, Turkish excelled at everything he did, including sports and academics. He was also incredibly popular, with no shortage of friends.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Juliet sees him as one even before she got to the Dhalia Academy; let alone when he decides to actively undermine her efforts and goals.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: while it doesn't certainly involve death, one more reason Turkish was bitter was because he never heard anything from Chiwa ever since they went their separate ways. As far as he knew, she might have suffered worse treatment from her countrymen because of him. Learning that Chiwa never regretted their time together and still found happiness later in life certainly helped Turkish to move on from his guilt and finally give his blessing to Romio and Juliet.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being betrayed by his friends led him to close off his heart and become bitter to them. And everyone else, regardless of whether they were even alive when it happened.
  • Irony: His neglectful treatment of Percia leads her to striving to gain the strength to change the world to impress him...and leads her into falling in love with a Black Dog like he did. Said relationship's fallout being the root of his bitterness.
    • He and Chiwa met because "He climbed a tree and couldn't come down". Even Romio thinks it's ridiculous.
  • Jacob Marley Warning: Turkish forbade Juliet from seeing Romio and tried to have her enroll in another high school because he didn't want Juliet to go through the same hardships that he endured.
  • Knight of Cerebus: keeping up the theme of a villain showing up to destroy the humor of the series, Turkish takes this role in the Field Trip Arc. In fact, none of the scenes where he is mentioned or alluded to has any comedy. The only exception is the "I climbed a tree and couldn't get down" moment in a flashback, and even this scene exists mostly to contrast with who he is in the present.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the Turkish cat.obvious
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Defeats Romio in a duel via Break Them by Talking then disarming him while distracted. It was through that same speech did Juliet piece together the real reason why Turkish became so cynical, then turned it against him, disarming him the very same way.
  • Not So Above It All: Seeing Char's messenger adopt her quirky mannerisms when delivering a message left everyone present in shock and flabbergasted silence, including Turkish himself.
  • Overprotective Dad: Seems to have become a comical one in the Distant Finale, giving Romio a frightening look after walking Juliet down the aisle.
  • Papa Wolf: Juliet joins her friends in facing the large mob of rioters in the finale. They would all have come to harm until Turkish himself steps in and completely silences the protesters.
  • Parental Neglect: For all intents and purposes, he is not a presence in his daughter's life. Most of her issues stem from this.
  • Precious Photo: Romio realized that Turkish really did care for Juliet's well-being because of the lone photo in his desk, of Ragdoll and Juliet.
  • Self-Made Man: Shunned by his family for his forbidden relationship, Turkish had to work from the ground up to become a rich and influential noble again.
  • So Proud of You: After getting defeated in a duel and having a Heel Realization, Turkish sends Juliet back to her friends after she told him that she will remain with Romio no matter the odds. Juliet may have not seen it, but he actually smiled when she took off.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Chiwa, who was loved by him despite her common heritage.
    "I have no idea what he might think. He might be regretting it...His eyes were scary when we learned we were expelled. The eyes of someone who lost hope in the world...Cold eyes, almost like he changed into a different person..."

    Bamy Europia 

Leon's mother.

  • Arranged Marriage: To a duke after she was taken back to West. However, once she discovers that Leon came to West, she escapes.
  • Foil: To Leon. Both were impacted when they were forced away from each other to a point of despair, the turning point being when Leon visited the West to confront her maternal grandmother. But while Leon ended up becoming blinded by rage and wrath to lose sight on what she really wanted (to be with her mother again) after the visit Bamy lost hope of escaping for a period until learning Leon came to the West, and encouraged by the prospect of seeing her daughter again, escaped the duke's household and worked part-time jobs while evading her family' personal to buy passage back to Touwa for that purpose.
  • Irony: Leon finds out from Bamy that why she was encouraged to escape her situation and work to buy a trip back to Touwa was hearing about Leon confronting her grandmother in West. The same incident that sparked Leon's genocidal hatred of West and almost lead the academy into such a direction had she not been stopped.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Bamy escaped from the duke's household and evaded her family's security personnel for over a year.

Alternative Title(s): Kishuku Gakkou No Juliet


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